Ask a Miami divorce attorney: How military service affects parents’ time-sharing agreements

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If you’re a divorced parent who has been activated or deployed to military service, you’ll probably want to speak with your Miami divorce attorney to determine how this affects the time-sharing agreement you’ve reached with your ex-spouse.

Your Miami divorce attorney can help you better understand Florida Statute 61.13002, which states the following:

“If a supplemental petition or a motion for modification of time-sharing and parental responsibility is filed because a parent is activated, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service and the parent’s ability to comply with time-sharing is materially affected as a result, the court may not issue an order or modify or amend a previous judgment or order that changes time-sharing as it existed on the date the parent was activated, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service.”

However, what the court can do is temporarily change the parenting agreement to ensure that the child’s best interests are being accounted for. Another option for parents serving in the military is to choose a family member to spend time with the child on his or her behalf. Both parents are encouraged to cooperate in these instances, with the goal of reaching a mutually satisfying resolution.

If you have additional questions about a divorce, you need a Miami divorce attorney who will give your situation the personal attention it deserves and work tirelessly to ensure that your best interests are accounted for. Scott A. Ferris, Esq. has more than 25 years of experience in this field, and is on hand to address your concerns seven days a week. Contact him today at 305-670-3330.