Timesharing Responsibilities and Creating a Schedule

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While emotions often run high during divorce proceedings, children must be spared undue consequences of the divorce. Divorce litigants should strive for mature parenting plans and consider the children’s best interests with timesharing schedules, and then respect them under all circumstances.

Parental Responsibility Rights


In Florida, the legal term “child custody” was updated several years ago to be called “parental responsibility.” For family law and domestic violence cases, as well as even in certain criminal cases, the court has powers to dictate the terms of parental responsibility and contact with the children. Parents in less extreme situations (which are not considered to be high conflict) also still need legal advocacy and professional guidance on these issues.

How Family Law Attorneys Assist with Timesharing Challenges

Clients turn to experienced Sarasota Florida family lawyers for calm and reasonable parental responsibility legal advice beyond the number of hours or days they have their children. The Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A. in Sarasota, Florida helps divorce clients strained with such difficult family challenges with full coverage of their child custody and visitation issues including:

Children thrive when parents agree on these issue as well as other child development essentials. A predictable, organized timesharing schedule is an anchor everyone in the family can revolve around.

Formal Schedules and Agreements Protect Everyone

You may have the best intentions when you create schedules and agreements privately. However informal agreements leave you vulnerable to misunderstandings, retaliation after disputes or the whims of an ex-spouse.

Legal agreements for timesharing responsibilities and schedules save your family from stress. They structure healthy, dependable routines. When parents reach formal timesharing agreements so all may know where children will be and when, the children are free to focus on their own responsibilities in school and life.

If you want to take reasonable and mature steps to ensure your children’s welfare, the Sarasota Florida family lawyers at the Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell are happy to offer a free 30 minute initial phone consultation at (941) 556-7020 to assess your case.  Give us a call!  We are here to help!

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