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St. Augustine Visitation & Time-Sharing Attorneys

Safeguard Your Parental Rights Today

Establishing a reasonable parenting plan is one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. This plan determines how you and your ex will share in the daily responsibilities of raising your child.

Many parents struggle when it’s time to negotiate a time-sharing schedule because they don’t want to spend time away from their children. However, the purpose of a time-sharing schedule is to guarantee that both parties are able to maintain healthy relationships with the child. The court will never accept a time-sharing schedule or parenting plan that doesn’t provide for a child’s daily needs and psychological well-being. If parents can’t negotiate a reasonably fair agreement, the court may be forced to intervene and make determinations on their behalf.

Experienced Legal Support in St. Augustine

The St. Augustine visitation rights lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. represent both residential and non-residential parents in parenting plan negotiations and visitation disputes. Our legal team is comprised of skilled negotiators who can help you construct a thorough time-sharing schedule that protects your parenting rights. If an agreement can’t be reached through mediation or negotiation, our skilled legal team can fight for your custody rights in court.

Contact Owenby Law, P.A. at (904) 770-3141 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys.

Developing a Time-Sharing Plan

Change can be incredibly hard for children – especially after a divorce – so it’s important to develop a time-sharing schedule that accounts for holidays, emergencies, and predictable visitation contingencies. Our legal team can represent your interests during the negotiation process and make certain the entirely of your parenting plan ultimately reflects your child’s best interests.

In the future, you and your former spouse should be able to discuss and resolve minor scheduling conflicts without requiring legal intervention. However, we can help if you’re facing a major conflict or need to request a parenting plan modification.

The Hazards of an Informal Time-Sharing Schedule

At Owenby Law, P.A., we always recommend establishing a court-approved parenting plan that includes a strict time-sharing schedule. A verbal agreement can’t protect your interests if your ex violates the informal time-sharing plan or pursues an unreasonable support modification in court.

Like most states, Florida has very strict laws when it comes to addressing child support and child custody violations. A parent can face serious legal penalties and even a loss of custody if they fail to fulfill their court-appointed obligations.

A residential or non-residential parent can be held in contempt of court for the following violations:

  • Intentionally violating one parent’s schedule visitation time
  • Attempting to alienate a child against their other parent
  • Failing to return a child when their scheduled parenting time is over
  • Blatantly refusing to follow the time-sharing schedule
  • Not providing child support payments
  • Running away with the child

Your child’s needs and interests will naturally change over time, particularly when they become a teenager. Fortunately, you and your ex can request a parenting plan modification that takes these changes into account. Our lawyers can help you prove to the court that the requested change benefits your child. Whether you’re negotiating a time-sharing plan or seeking a resolution to a parenting plan dispute, turn to the skilled litigators at Owenby Law, P.A. today!

Retain Experienced Legal Representation

You don’t want to take any chances when it comes to making parenting plan determinations. At Owenby Law, P.A., our St. Augustine visitation attorneys can represent your interests, safeguard your parental rights, and make sure that your child’s best interests are upheld both in and out of court.

Contact Owenby Law, P.A. at (904) 770-3141 to explore your legal options.

The Benefits of Hiring Owenby Law, P.A.

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases
  • Backed by Over 19 Years of Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates On Your Side
  • Flexible Payment Plans Available