Timesharing can be a top concern in a divorce case involving children. Misconceptions or confusion about child custody can be common, so we’ve listed four commonly asked questions when it comes to timesharing. Still need help? Contact us now.
Q: Is the timesharing schedule always split 50/50?
A: No. Each case is unique, and the timesharing schedule is influenced by many, many factors, such a child’s preference and a history of domestic abuse. For a more complete list of the factors, click here.
Q: Does the mother always get more time with the children?
A: No. The state of Florida doesn’t automatically favor either parent, but rather looks for evidence of a stable home environment and a loving relationship with the child.
Q: Will how much time I get affect my child support payments?
A: Yes. Among other things, the number of nights a parent spends with their child is a factor that’s included in the child support formula. Generally, the more days a parent gets, the more child support is expected from the other parent. (This is to cover food and home maintenance costs.)
Q: Can I make a different timesharing schedule for each of my children?
A: Yes. Though it’s normally expected that you should have overnights with your children on the same day, school schedules might interfere with your ability to pick your children up. In that case, you can make a different schedule for each child.