Are you considering joint
child custody? If so, you need to understand how it works and what will be expected
of you in the future.
While both parents may want and be able to afford joint custody, it may
not always be easy to work out the schedules of both people. When you
are having trouble coordinating custody schedules with your former partner/spouse,
the court may be forced to step in and make the decision for you. At that
point, the court could work out a schedule that involves the child spending
alternating weeks at a time with each parent.
If that is not agreeable with both people, you could discuss the possibility
of alternating months, or even six-month periods. In many cases, the parents
will agree that one parent will have weekends and holidays with the child
while the other parent has the child for the rest of the time.
Should you need help sorting out your child custody arrangement,
contact Hutchinson Law now to discuss your options with a
Jacksonville family lawyer from our office. We will take the time to help you come to an arrangement
that is in the best interests of your child.