Parenting Plans / Child Support

At the Figueroa Law Group, PA, nothing is more important to us than the safety and protection of your children during and after divorce or a painful break up. And that’s why you can count on us to provide you with information, advice, guidance and support to make wise decisions that are in your children’s best long-term interests.

Practical and Acceptable Parenting Plans

As part of our commitment to putting your children first, we focus on working with you to craft a Parenting Plan that is both practical and acceptable. By “practical” we mean that your Parenting Plan will be functional, and you will not have to head back into court anytime soon to modify it. And by “appropriate” we mean that the provisions in your Parenting Plan will be fair, in the best interests of your children, responsible and based upon the current Florida laws.

Parental Responsibility

Florida law provides parents with shared parental responsibility unless shared parental responsibility is detrimental to the children. Shared parental responsibility is a relationship in which both parents have full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their children and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the children can be determined jointly. In some cases, one parent may have sole parental responsibility or ultimate decision making responsibility in one or more aspects of their children’s life.

Time-Sharing (Child Custody) in Florida

In Florida, since 2008, the concept of “child custody” has been replaced by “time-sharing”.

Our family law divorce lawyers will provide you with our informed and compassionate evaluation of your specific circumstances and on your behalf we will propose, negotiate and advocate a fair time-sharing agreement – one that respects all parties, and puts the needs and interests of your children front and center at all times.

Child Support in Florida

While Florida Statutes provide a mathematical formula for determining child support amounts, there are still a number of factors and variables to take into consideration. Whether you will be paying child support or receiving it, our divorce lawyers will ensure proper calculation of child support based on the time-sharing schedule and other variables to include the tax dependency exemptions, health insurance premiums and day care expenses for the children, prior or subsequent born.

Contact our Family Law Divorce Lawyers

As noted above, nothing is more important to us than the safety and protection of your children. We know that this is your top priority, too. Call us today at (321) 259-3100 to learn more about how we put your children and your family first, and help you navigate through your divorce or paternity case as quickly, painlessly and inexpensively as possible.