Child Custody Factor: The Extent To Which Each Parent Is Active In The Child’s Life

CHILD CUSTODY SERIES: 20 Factors A Judge Must Consider When Determining Issues of Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing

The fifteenth factor to consider is:
(o) “The particular parenting tasks customarily performed by each parent and the division of parental responsibilities before the institution of litigation and during the pending litigation, including the extent to which parenting responsibilities were undertaken by third parties.”

This factor takes into consideration the extent to which each parent has been and is currently actively involved in the child’s everyday life.

It also takes into consideration the extent to which third parties are involved in the child’s care.

If for example, one of the parents has been more involved in the child’s day-to-day activities than the other before and during litigation, the court will consider this favorably towards that parent when determining parental responsibility and time-sharing.

However, if one parent has not been active in many parental responsibilities in the past, but has proven that they are capable of taking on a larger role after separation, this may be considered by the court as well.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.

If you are having any child custody issues such as time-sharing problems, parental responsibility or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

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