Trusted, Experienced, and Compassionate Family Law Attorney in Stuart, Florida
When parents separate or get a divorce are forced to have a difficult conversation about how and who will care for their children and when. This is especially a difficult conversation, especially during a time when emotions and tension are high. However, working with an experienced, professional, and compassionate legal team can help.
The legal team at The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, PA specialize in various areas of family law, including the following:
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Support
- Parenting Plans
- Parental Responsibility
If you and/or your spouse or partner are struggling with parental responsibility, then contact our team today for legal advice.
How Parental Responsibility Works in Florida
Florida State law recognizes and respects the rights of each parent, even if they aren’t a full-time parent. This means that Court Judges will hear an equal voice from each parent.
Through “parental responsibility,” both parents are expected to consult with one another regarding their child(ren)’s upbringing. This includes the following areas:
- Child care
- Religious training
- Education or school choice
- Medical care
- Extracurricular activities
In some cases, such as instances of neglect or abuse, it is lawfully possible for one parent to seek “sole parental responsibility”. However, these cases are often more complex as they require either both parents to agree to a sole custody arrangement, or demonstrate to the Court that it is in a child’s best interest.
How The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker Can Help
At the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, we understand that parents who are separating, going through a divorce, or who are fighting for custody are most concerned about their children.
Our legal team is available to help guide parents through the process of discussing parental responsibility, drafting a parenting plan, ensuring that both parents receive their fair share of time with the children, and also presenting that plan to the Court.