Tampa Bay Area Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer
Florida's child custody and visitation laws were replaced in 2007 with a parenting plan arrangement which is much more concrete with regard to the rights and responsibilities of each parent after the divorce. Some of the main considerations in the parenting plan include a time sharing schedule and decision-making authority about the child's care and upbringing.
The court will usually approve a parenting plan that has been agreed to by both parents. If the parents cannot agree, the court will decide on a parenting plan for them. Once the court implements a parenting plan, it is binding and must be followed by both parents, whether they approve of the terms or not. It is always best for the parents, and the children, when they are able to reach agreement on a parenting plan on their own.
Always Working for the Best Interests of the Children
In any child custody and visitation arrangement, the primary concern is for the best interests of the children. It is important to remember, however, that each parent has rights and deserves to have a meaningful relationship with his or her children. When you hire the Law Offices of Roberta Kohn, P.A., we will work diligently to see that any parenting plan provides you with proper access to the children and allows you to have a significant presence in their lives.
Our founding attorney, Roberta Kohn, has been serving clients throughout Hillsborough County and Pasco County, as well as the Tampa Bay area since 1996. She has helped to resolve many complex child custody matters including cases involving older children who have a say in the custody decisions being made. She also has experience helping clients with modification and enforcement issues, when situations change after divorce.