Thursday, July 9, 2015

Tampa Child Custody Attorney - Tips on Summer Timesharing

Tampa Divorce & Child Custody Attorney

Nilo J. Sanchez

Nilo Sanchez at Sanchez and Associates - Child Custody Lawyer, Tampa, Florida


By now, most parents who have shared custody in Tampa Bay are a few weeks in to summer custody laws in Florida it's important that you follow some basic steps to help the children transition. Giving them the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free time with both Mom and Dad during summer break will provide the best results.
vacation. This can be a positive time for all involved, but it can also be a stressful time. If you are new to time sharing or

Florida Parenting Plans

It's likely that you have a parenting plan already established with the courts. This would have been included with the final judgement if you are divorced, or as part of a paternity, child custody or child support case.

"A parenting plan approved by the court must, at a minimum, describe in adequate detail how the parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child; the time-sharing schedule arrangements that specify the time that the minor child will spend with each parent; a designation of who will be responsible for any and all forms of health care, school-related matters including the address to be used for school-boundary determination and registration, and other activities; and the methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the child."

Source:http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.13.html 

Follow the Parenting Plan / Long Distance Trips

Following the parenting plan is crucial because the last thing you want to do is to interrupt or interfere with the other parent's time with the children. More importantly, you could be held in contempt for not abiding by the court ordered custody agreement, of which the parenting plan is a part of. If you currently have been served with a contempt order, you should consult with a child custody attorney in Tampa as soon as possible.

  • When It's Your Time With the Child/Children

If you are taking the children on a long distance vacation, be mindful of what your custody order says about giving appropriate notice for long distance or out of State travel or travel that is subject to notification. Be courteous of the other parent when the children are traveling long distance. Keep in mind that parents tend to worry. Remember, you were once a family and most likely you worried about the safety and whereabouts of the children when you lived together. This is amplified somewhat when parents share custody, especially if your divorce was not amicable. Understand the clauses in your child custody and time sharing order and abide by them. By doing so, you avoid any disagreements with the other parent. This is always in the best interest of the children. You want to spend your time having fun, not fighting with your ex.

  • If It's Their Time with The Children

For many Moms and Dads and particularly for those who have a long distant relationship or parenting plan realizing that this is when they get to spend the majority of time with the child/children. Some parents find it difficult to let go for such an extended period of time, and children may pick up on your anxiety. Encouraging the children and getting them excited about summer is in their best interest. Work together with the other parent and avoid any conflicts. If you ever do end up back in court for a child custody modification or a child custody hearing for any reason, the courts do look with favor upon parents who are flexible and who abide by the order.

  • Disputes over Child Custody, Time Sharing

Summer time can often bring to surface disputes over child custody or parenting plans. If you are having problems that cannot be settled amicably, contact Tampa child custody attorney, Nilo J. Sanchez for a consultation. Remember, you will likely regret it if you spoil your child's summer by arguing with your ex over the details of your custody agreement. If there are substantial changes in your circumstances or you believe your ex is not abiding by your child custody agreement, consulting with a family law attorney in Tampa may be the only way to begin to settle those differences.

  • To read more about parenting plans or child custody in Florida

http://family-law.lawyers.com/child-custody/blogs/archives/6599-child-custody-in-florida-time-sharing.html 

http://divorce-lawyer-tampa.net/child-custody/


Contact Nilo J Sanchez at our Tampa Family Law Firm
813-879-4600





Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tampa Child Custody


TEMPORARY CUSTODY OF MINOR CHILDREN BY EXTENDED FAMILY


The temporary custody of minor children in the State of Florida can be awarded to an extended family member.  Chapter 751 of the Florida Statues, sets forth  the requirements that must be met in order for custody of a minor child to be awarded to an extended family member.

The purpose of Chapter 751 is to provide for the welfare of a minor child who is living with extended family members. These family members are unable to give complete care to the child in their custody because they lack a legal document that explains and defines their relationship to the child, and they are unable to effectively consent to the care of the child by third parties. Sanchez & Associates, Tampa divorce attorney can assist you with filing a motion to the courts to ask that child ccustody be awarded to an extended family member under Chapter 751. If awarded by the courts, the extended family member can consent to all necessary and reasonable medical and dental care for the child, including non-emergency surgery and psychiatric care.  Additionally, the extended family member can secure copies of the minor child’s records, held by third parties, that are necessary for the care of the child, including but not limited to:
 
1.      Medical, dental, and psychiatric records.
2.      Birth certificates and other records.
3.      Educational records.

The extended family members, who are awarded temporary custody under Chapter 751, can also enroll the child in school and grant or withhold consent for a child to be tested or placed in special school programs, including exceptional education.  In essence, the extended family member, under Chapter 751, can do all other things necessary for the care of the child.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 751.011,  an extended family member means a person who is:

(a)    A relative of a minor child within the third degree by blood or marriage to the parent; or
(b)    The stepparent of a minor child if the stepparent is currently married to the parent and is not a party in a pending divorce case or other civil or criminal proceeding involving one or both of the child’s parents as an adverse party.   

To obtain additional information  concerning   extended family members obtaining temporary custody of a minor child, contact Top Tampa Family and Divorce Attorney Nilo J. Sanchez Jr.
http://divorcelawyer-tampa.com.

To read more about filing for temporary custody of a minor child by a family member or child custody in Florida, visit Tampa Divorce Attorney Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates online at http://www.divorcelawyer-tampa.com/childcustody-lawyers-Tampa.htm.