PaternityTimesharing (Custody)

A timesharing schedule is set forth in the parenting plan to provide for a specific schedule of time that the children will spend with each parent.  Typically the timesharing schedule specifically states which overnight periods will be spent with each parent and provides for specific times for exchanging the children.  The schedule also addresses the time that each parent will spend with the children on holidays and special occasions.  It is best for the parties, if they can agree, or the court, if the court decides the issues, to be very specific in the timesharing schedule in order to avoid disagreements and conflicts between the parents.  After a written parenting plan and timesharing schedule is established and ordered by the court, the parents can vary from the specific terms of the schedule if they are both in agreement, but when a dispute arises then the written timesharing schedule needs to be specific or it may not address the specific issue that is in dispute.


Rudi Trader is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. He has practiced law as an attorney handling family law cases for over thirty years. His extensive experience in handling family law cases makes him uniquely qualified to act as a family law mediator and help the parties get their case resolved without the expense, aggravation and uncertainty of a contested trial or hearing. Rudi is available to mediate family law cases prior to the case being filed with the court or after the case has already been filed.


Juvenile Dependency

Juvenile dependency actions are filed when a parent has been accused of abuse, abandonment, or neglect of a minor child. Although dependency actions can be filed by certain individuals, they are usually filed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) of the State of Florida. If you have been accused of abusing, abandoning, or neglecting a minor child in a dependency action, call Trader Legal at (321) 723-6731 for aggressive, experienced, and competent representation.