If you're a divorcee in Florida, then you're probably familiar with the term "time-sharing." But what exactly is time-sharing? In short, time-sharing is the amount of time each parent spends with their child. This can be broken down into a schedule, which we will discuss in more detail below. The Law Office Of Yeazell And Sweet can help explain more about time-sharing in Florida.
Why Have a Time-Sharing Schedule?
There are many benefits to having a time-sharing schedule. For one, it provides stability for your child during an otherwise chaotic time. It also allows you to plan your holidays in advance so that you can make the most of your time with your little ones. Lastly, it helps to avoid arguments between you and your ex about who gets to spend more time with the kids.
What Are the Potential Time-Sharing Arrangements?
There are many different types of time-sharing schedules, and the best one for your family will depend on a variety of factors. Some factors to consider include the age of your child, each parent's work schedule, and how far apart you live from one another. With that being said, here are some of the most common time-sharing arrangements:
- Week on/week off: This type of schedule alternates weeks between each parent. So, for example, if you have your child for Thanksgiving this year, then your ex will have them for Thanksgiving next year.
- 2-2-3: Under this arrangement, each parent has the child two days per week and then alternate weekends. So, if you have your child on Monday and Tuesday this week, then they will spend Wednesday and Thursday with their other parent before coming back to you on Friday afternoon.
- 3-4-4-3: As you might have guessed, this type of schedule alternates weeks between each parent just like the week on/week off schedule. However, instead of having the child for seven days straight, each parent has them for four days at a time.
- 5-2-2-5: Under this arrangement, each parent has the child five days per week and then alternates weekends. So, if you have your child from Monday through Friday this week, then they will spend Saturday and Sunday with their other parent before coming back to you on Monday morning.
When You Need Help, Contact The Law Office Of Yeazell And Sweet
There are many different types of time-sharing schedules available to divorced parents in Florida. The best schedule for your family will depend on your unique situation. No matter what type of schedule you choose, remember that communication is key to making it work. If you have any questions about time-sharing or would like assistance creating a schedule, please don't hesitate to contact The Law Office Of Yeazell And Sweet.
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