Written By: Lenorae C. Atter, Attorney
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.
Time-sharing is an issue for Florida divorces involving children and in paternity cases. Florida requires a time-sharing plan to establish the visitation of schedules for parents and children. The time-sharing schedule can be agreed upon by both parents, but if they disagree, then the Florida family law court may require the parties attend parenting coordination in accordance with Florida Statute 61.125.
What is parenting coordination? Florida parenting coordination is completed to help resolve disputes between parents about what they want in a visitation schedule and who will have majority time-sharing (custody) of the children. Often parents do not agree about who should have the children the majority of the time, so the coordinator can help them better understand what is in the best interest of the children by educating the parents, interviewing them and the children, and by making recommendations to the court based on the court’s provisions.
Speak with your divorce or paternity lawyer about your options and whether parenting coordination is in your best interest.