Archive for the ‘Timesharing’ Category

Timesharing – general information

Florida now uses the term time-sharing instead of custody and visitation to explain the time that each parent will have with their child(ren).

Prior to this legislative change, the Florida Statutes used the term primary physical residence to describe the parent who had the children in their home the majority of time. Now that parent is classified as the majority time-sharing parent.

The typical case in Florida is not settled with each parent getting 50/50 time with the children (although this can and does occur).

However the parent who may have had only every other weekend in years past, now has a better chance of getting more time.

Copyright © 2009 to 2012 Steven A. Leitman
Original posting on