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Protecting your Tampa Visitation Rights

Compelling Tampa attorneys advocating for your parenting time

If you are a noncustodial parent, divorce should not force you to miss the important milestones in the lives of your children. At Baccarella & Baccarella, P.A., our Tampa visitation attorneys help ensure you are given the opportunity to spend the quality time with your children you need to encourage their strong growth and development.

Parenting time and visitation in Tampa

In Florida, one parent is generally awarded primary custody after divorce based on what is in the best interest of the child, with preference given to the parent most willing to share time with the other parent. When the court approves custody by one parent, the other parent generally receives reasonable visitation, which is detailed in a parenting plan or contact schedule. Visitation schedules may take into account all relevant factors affecting the parents and children:

  • Work schedules
  • School schedules
  • After school activities
  • Daycare
  • Children’s ages and healthcare and special needs

Parenting plans should also address the time of day visitation ends and begins, along with how and where you exchange the children with the other parent.

Types of parenting plans

As long as the court approves, parents can develop almost any type of shared parenting arrangement:

  • Weekends
  • Weekday overnights
  • Split weeks
  • Alternating weeks
  • Holidays
  • Birthdays
  • Summer/ school year split visitation
  • Annual visitation
  • Annual vacations

Protecting your visitation rights

If you are the noncustodial parent, it can be difficult to protect your relationship with your children and ensure that you have frequent continuing contact. Our Tampa attorneys use the skill and expertise we have developed through more than 50 years of combined legal experience to protect all your rights to visitation in Tampa:

  • Frequent and continuing contact
  • Enforcement of parenting plans
  • Reasonable telephone communication and prompt delivery of all letters, cards, e-mails, correspondence, messages, gifts, toys, clothes and other items
  • Attendance and participation in the child’s special events, including school programs, graduation, sports, recitals and other extracurricular activities
  • Notice of proposed relocation by the other parent

Advocating for your visitation rights to protect your relationship with your children

At Baccarella & Baccarella, we understand how difficult it is after a divorce to have to share parenting time with your former spouse and see less of your children. We diligently advocate for significant visitation rights so that you can have the quality parent time with your children that they need and deserve. To learn more about the divorce and family law services we offer, including parents going through military divorce, please see our practice areas. To schedule a free confidential consultation with our experienced child custody lawyers, please call us at 813-254-8998 or contact us online today.

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