Tampa FL Child Custody Attorney
Tampa Bay Area Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer
Florida’s child custody and visitation laws were revised in 2007 to require a detailed parenting plan which more clearly provides the rights and responsibilities of each parent after the divorce. The parenting plan contains a detailed time-sharing schedule, including provisions for holidays, vacations and transportation as well as communication between the parents and the children, and decision-making authority about the children’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 child or children, when they are able to reach agreement on a parenting plan on their own. In the event of a substantial change in circumstances of the parents and the children, the parenting plan may be modified provided a modification is in the best interest of the children.
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 child or children. It is important to remember, however, that each parent has rights and deserves to have a meaningful relationship with his or her child or children. When you hire the Law Offices of Roberta Kohn, P.A., we will work diligently to see that the parenting plan provides you with proper access to the child or children and allows you to have a significant presence in their lives, whether they are young, school-aged or even in high school.
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 resolved 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.