Parent-child timesharing arrangements must be made in the best interests of the minor child(ren). Timesharing arrangements vary and creative arrangements may be implemented between parents and children. When there is a designation of one parent as the majority residential, the non-custodial parent has the right to have a set timesharing schedule, absent extreme circumstances deemed not in the best interests of the child. There are also provisions which may be made for substantial time sharing between parent and child, which will have an effect on the child support guidelines and support orders. In addition, if a parent is exercising overnight timesharing with a minor child, which is considered to be substantial, whether court ordered or not, a Modification action may be ripe to not only modify the residence/timesharing arrangements between the parent and child, but to modify child support as well. Modification of existing child support orders will not go retroactively back prior to the date of filing, with the exception of rare circumstances. Accordingly, if a Modification is warranted it is imperative to file the Modification action promptly. Timesharing issues are an integral part of paternity actions, divorce actions and domestic violence. At the Law Offices of Jodie Bassichis, P.A. , we are experienced in handling all types of child timesharing situations.
Please contact our office to arrange your consultation with an attorney. We understand child timesharing can be a contested and emotional topic, and we are here to help