Focusing on Legal Solutions That Work for Parents and Children
Whether representing parents in divorce or advising unmarried parents in child-related legal concerns, child custody and visitation (time sharing) matters can be emotional, frustrating and overwhelming. At the family law office of R. Gregory Colvin, LLC, I attentively listen to my clients' concerns, help them understand how custody matters are viewed and handled by the court and help them achieve a solution that is in alignment with their goals and the best interests of their children.
I am Greg Colvin, an Orlando parenting plan lawyer with more than 20 years of experience handling complex family law cases. I stay on top of changes in Florida laws and work hard to preserve my clients' interests. I recognize that the issues being decided will impact the futures of clients and their families, and am therefore diligent in keeping them updated and involved through every step of the legal process.
From Child Custody to Time Sharing
Changing its approach to child-related family law matters, Florida no longer uses terms such as child custody, sole custody, primary parent, secondary parent, visitation or other commonly used terms. Believing that shared parenting is, in most instances, in the best interests of the children, Florida courts now follow a time sharing model.
In each case, parents must present a time sharing plan/parenting plan to the court outlining important issues such as:
- How parents will communicate
- How holidays and school breaks will be divided
- How day-to-day decisions and important decisions will be handled
- What time each parent will spend with the child/children
- Where the child will primarily reside or if the child will have equal residence with each parent
Many counties have a standard parenting plan that can be used or modified as parents choose when making such important decisions. I work closely with clients to help them create a thorough, fair parenting plan that fully addresses all aspects of time sharing. Additionally, if an agreement cannot be reached, I am experienced representing clients through mediation or advocating for their interests in trial.
Contact an Orange County Time Sharing Lawyer
If you are facing time sharing or parenting plan concerns (child custody issues) in Central Florida, please call 407-680-2162 Toll Free: 800-483-0522 or contact Orlando family law attorney R. Gregory Colvin. I look forward to helping you solve your legal problems.