Florida law favors a time-sharing schedule where a minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents.
The best interest of the child is the primary consideration in any time-sharing schedule.
The court will conduct an evaluation of all the factors affecting the welfare and interests of the child as well as the circumstances of the family to determine the best interest of the child. Such factors will include whether the proposed plan is geographically viable given the parents residence, the age of the child and the travel time that will be needed to effectuate the plan.
The court can consider domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, child abandonment, or child neglect, regardless of whether or not charges were actually filed.
A parent is not allowed to refuse time-sharing simply because of a failure to receive child support.
If the other parent has cut off access to your child or is not complying with a Court order for time-sharing, we can help. Contact us today if you are in need of legal representation for visitation/time-sharing.