Boca Raton Child Custody Lawyer

Parental Responsibility

Most parenting plans contain provisions for the parental responsibility of the children. Boca Raton child custody lawyer Matthew D. Martin is an experienced child custody attorney and offers legal advice to his clients about parental responsibility issues. Parental responsibility refers to the manner in which each parent participates in the major decisions affecting welfare of the children.

Major Decisions

Part of being a parent means making major decisions for your children. Major decisions are different for every family depending on their specific situation like their culture, health, or other issues surrounding the family or children. Major decisions include, but are not limited to, the education, healthcare, and other responsibilities that are unique to a particular family.

Who Decides Parental Responsibility?

Oftentimes, the parents of the minor children enter an agreement designating parental responsibility between the parties. In many cases, Boca Raton child custody lawyer Matthew D. Martin encourages agreements regarding parental responsibility matters. Our Boca Raton child custody law firm works closely with our clients to learn about their family and assist our clients with the formation of an appropriate parental responsibility agreement.Boca Raton Child Custody Lawyer Matthew D. Martin

If an agreement cannot be reached between the parties, Florida courts have the authority to decide parental responsibility issues. Should a court trial be required, Boca Raton child custody attorney Matthew D. Martin works closely with his clients to discover the relevant facts and evidence to present to the Court so that the matters surrounding parental responsibility can be decided fairly and justly.

Types of Parental Responsibility:

  • Shared Parental Responsibility: Shared parental responsibility is where the parents confer and jointly make all major decisions affecting the health, education, welfare, and major decisions regarding the child.
  • Shared Parental Responsibility with Decision Making Authority: Shared Parental Responsibility with Decision Making Authority is where the parents confer and attempt to jointly make all major decisions affecting the health, education, welfare and major decisions regarding the child. In situations where the parents cannot agree, power to make the decision over the other parent’s objection is left with one parent or distributed (equally or unequally) between the parents.
  • Sole Parental Responsibility: Sole parental responsibility is where it is in the child’s best interest for one parent to make the major decisions affecting the health, education, welfare, and major decisions regarding the child. Cases where sole parental responsibility are more infrequent than shared parental responsibility or shared parental responsibility with decision making authority.

Free Consultations

Many divorce and paternity cases involve issues surrounding parental responsibility and decisions regarding the health, education, and welfare of the children. Parental responsibility can be a difficult and complex area of the family law. Our Boca Raton child custody lawyer offers free consultations for parental responsibility issues in our Boca Raton family law office. Our Boca Raton child custody lawyer is experienced handling family law matters and is available to assist you with your parental responsibility case. Contact us online or Call: (888) 984-6487.