Joint Child Custody
Daytona Beach Divorce Attorneys
Custody can be sole or joint; that is, a shared physical and/or legal custody
of a child where both parents share the job of raising a child including
financial responsibility. Joint custody is a means of allowing both parents
to maintain a relationship with the child after a divorce. To learn more
about joint custody or if you need representation for your upcoming custody
case, reach out to our Daytona Beach divorce attorneys who can provide
you with the insight you need.
For over ten years, The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Klein has been helping
clients reach positive outcomes when encountering family law issues such
as child custody. We understand how the law works regarding custody and
can provide you with confident support during the entire process. You
have rights as a parent and our firm works to uphold these rights with
each case we handle.
Drawing up a Parenting Plan
You and your spouse are required by law to have a written parenting plan
if you desire to share time with your minor children. A plan must be approved
by the court and must include certain details.
A parenting plan should include:
- The child’s time-sharing schedule
- A designation of who will be responsible for health care and school-related matters
- A designated address for school registration and other activities
- A plan for sharing the responsibility for parenting tasks
- How the parents will be communicating with their child
Florida law already favors joint custody so as to maintain a child-parent
relationship unless there is evidence that such a situation would be unhealthy
for the child.
In joint custody, parents are free to decide how to divide responsibilities
between themselves when it comes to the child’s health, education,
or other parts of their welfare.
Physical & Legal Custody
Judges can also grant joint physical custody and share roughly equal hours
with the child, or they may feel that the child should spend most time
with one parent and award the other parent visitation rights. No matter
which way the judge leans, our Daytona Beach child custody lawyers can
uphold your rights as a parent and ensure a fair outcome.
Take the first step in being awarded joint custody—
call our firm today!