Parental Rights Lawyer Miami
You’ve dealt with the divorce, the custody agreement, and the time sharing. Now the court is speaking to you about parental responsibility. Another legal term you don’t understand. You sigh and hope you and your ex can figure this out before more confusing legal terms are thrown your way.
Family Law Advice
Like with child custody and time sharing, parental responsibility deals with the separated parents’ rights to spend time and make decisions for their child. However, this is a more detailed arrangement between the parents, discussing the specific steps in decision-making for their child.
Parental responsibility aims to give both parents a choice when it comes to their child’s life. We, at Marcia Del Rey Law, know how much you love your child. We want to make sure that you understand the importance of being a responsible parent for your child and also enforcing that responsibility with your ex spouse.
Shared Parental Responsibility
Shared parental responsibility concerns both parents sharing responsibility to make decisions for their children. These decisions concern topics regarding choice of doctors, choice of schools, medical treatments, childcare, and extra-curricular activities. Shared parental responsibility is typically preferred by the courts because it gives the parents equal responsibility for their child. It also prevents either parent from distancing themselves from their child and from missing any important every day events in their child’s life.
Sole parental responsibility grants one parent full responsibility of their child. This decision is not typically favored by Florida courts because it prevents one parent from consistently interacting with their child and they may miss key moments in their child’s life. However, in cases of child or substance abuse, the court will grant sole custody to the parent they deem more fit to take care of the child.
Child Custody Help
Parental responsibility really concerns the well-being of you and your child. It puts the responsibility of parenting on both you and your ex, but this process isn’t as simple as it seems. Don’t choose any family lawyer. We, at Marcia Del Rey Law, can promise you that we will make sure your child’s welfare is our #1 priority. We want to hear from you! Contact us at (305) 529-0255 or click here to send us a message now.