Divorce is hard. Divorce with children is even harder. Florida has moved away from "custody" to the concept of "Shared Parental Responsibility" for the minor children. Courts mandate "parenting plans" to govern decisions and time sharing for the parents and child. Respected legal advice is crucial when potential harm to a child is an issue, and considerations must be made for time sharing that will best protect the child. Reaching an agreement is essential to the health and security of your children.
As a parent, you always want what is best for your child. At the same time, you want to play a meaningful role in his or her daily growth and development. Divorce forces the assignment of not only physical responsibility, but financial responsibility. Florida Law provides guidelines for the calculation of child support. You want an experienced lawyer to help you identify all the aspects that are to be considered when calculating your child's support.
At the law office of Mark D. Shelnutt, P.A., we have the experience, knowledge and professional resources to assist you. Attorney Shelnutt's major in accounting and finance is a tremendous asset to our clients. We take the time to advise you regarding the law and process of Family Law, so that you can make good decisions about your case. We will always provide you with an honest assessment of your situation and work toward the best possible outcome.
Our lawyers will help you develop the Florida-preferred parenting plan for time sharing, also known as visitation, that is in the best interest of your minor children, while protecting your rights as a parent. When putting together a comprehensive parenting plan, we will give thorough consideration to the educational, medical, religious and other special needs of your child.
We will carefully evaluate all aspects relative to the children's welfare in the calculation of any proposed child support. Financial Affidavits and Mandatory Disclosure are required by law, and are essential in assessing the income and financial responsibility of the parents, their accuracy is important. When situations demand more than the standard, your child's best interest is paramount.
For your initial consultation with an experienced Ocala Family Law Attorney, contact us via email or call our office at 352-629-6203.