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A divorce is a turbulent time for families, particularly those involving minor children. Final court orders regarding parental responsibility for minor children are issued after the completion of divorce proceedings. However, when divorce proceedings are pending, the court may grant temporary orders establishing parental responsibility and timesharing until the court makes final decisions on such issues.
If you are going through a divorce, it is important to make sure your children’s lives aren’t unduly disrupted during the process. That’s why you should reach out to an experienced Panama City Beach temporary custody attorney for legal advice. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we have more than four decades of experience handling divorces for Panama City Beach residents, including matters involving temporary custody pending divorce proceedings.
To schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney about your case call The Virga Law Firm, P.A. at (800) 822-5170.
Temporary Custody Orders in Florida
In 2008 and 2009, legislation changed the terminology for child custody to reflect more neutral terms such as “parenting responsibility” and “timesharing.” Under Florida law, the rights and obligations of parents regarding orders involving parental responsibility over minor children and spending time with minor children are governed by a written parenting plan.
A parenting plan must cover issues regarding:
- Sharing responsibility for daily tasks for the upbringing of a child;
- The time spent with each parent;
- Which parent is in charge of health care matters;
- Which parent is in charge of educational issues;
- Which parent is in charge of other activities;
- The methods that parents will use to communicate with the child.
Child’s Best Interests
Temporary awards regarding parental responsibility and timesharing are determined by evaluating factors related to the best interests of the minor child. The court will evaluate 22 statutory factors under Florida Statutes § 63.13(3). Furthermore, temporary orders may allow relocation with a child during the pendency of divorce proceedings if the following circumstances are applicable:
- A petition to relocate involving statutorily required content was executed, served, and filed with the court under Florida Statutes § 61.13001(3)
- The evidence presented makes it likely that the court will approve relocation, based on the same facts that would allow relocations in a final judgment.
Get Started by Consulting a Panama City Beach Temporary Custody Lawyer
Going through a divorce is a difficult time for children. That is why the law puts the children’s interests at the forefront of all concerns when it comes to establishing a plan for parental timesharing and responsibilities. To make sure your children’s interests are adequately served, you should hire an experienced Panama City Beach temporary custody attorney. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we have more than 100 years of combined experience with divorce cases where minor children are involved. We have dedicated our practice to serving Panama City Beach and their families to make sure the rights and interests of their children are given proper recognition and consideration.
Contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A. online or call us at (800) 822-5170 today to speak with a skilled attorney to discover the available legal options in your case.
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