This may come as a surprise to some people, but the terms custody and visitation are no longer used in Florida law.
For years, the term custody (or primary physical residence) was synonymous with the parent who had the children the majority of time.
The other party (known as the non-residential parent) would have visitation rights with the children.
As of October 1, 2008, the law changed and the Florida Statutes were updated to use the term “timesharing”. Florida law now also includes the term “Parenting Plan”. It is the Parenting Plan that actually incorporates the timesharing arrangement between the parties.
Please see the Timesharing category for more information.
Copyright © 2009 Steven A. Leitman
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