Chapter 61.052: Dissolution of Marriage

Chapter 61.130001: Parental Relocation with a Child

Chapter 61.13: Support of Children; Parenting and Time‐sharing; Powers of Court

Chapter 751: Temporary Custody of Minor Children by Extended Family

Chapter 787: Kidnapping; False Imprisonment; Luring or Enticing a Child; Custody Offenses

Chapter 827: Abuse of Children


Navigating Time-Sharing in Florida with The Law Offices of Julia Best Chase

Expert Legal Representation for Your Family’s Future

In the heart of every family law case in Florida lies a critical component – time-sharing. Time-sharing not only shapes the relationship between parents and their children post-divorce but also sets the tone for the new family dynamic. At The Law Offices of Julia Best Chase, we specialize in navigating the complexities of Florida’s time-sharing laws, ensuring that the best interests of your children and your parental rights are at the forefront of every decision.

Understanding Time-Sharing in Florida

Florida law has evolved to prioritize the child’s best interests, moving away from terms like ‘custody’ and ‘visitation’ to a more inclusive concept of ‘time-sharing’. This approach recognizes the importance of both parents playing an active role in their child’s life. Time-sharing schedules are detailed in a Parenting Plan, which outlines how parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with upbringing, the time-sharing schedule, and the decision-making authority relating to health care, school, and other activities.

Our Approach to Time-Sharing

Tailored Time-Sharing Plans

We understand that every family is unique. Our team crafts time-sharing plans that reflect the individual needs and circumstances of your family, ensuring a balanced, fair, and practical arrangement.

Child-Centered Solutions

The well-being of your children is our top priority. We focus on creating time-sharing arrangements that support your child’s emotional, educational, and physical needs, facilitating a stable and nurturing environment for them to thrive.

Negotiation and Mediation Expertise

We strive for amicable solutions through negotiation and mediation, promoting cooperation between parents. This approach often leads to more satisfying and sustainable time-sharing agreements.

Litigation and Advocacy

When consensus cannot be reached, Julia Best Chase and her team are prepared to advocate vigorously for your rights and your child’s best interests in court.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Julia Best Chase?

Dedicated Family Law Experts

Specializing in family law, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Florida’s time-sharing laws. We stay abreast of the latest legal developments to provide you with the best possible advice and representation.

Compassionate and Client-Focused

We recognize the emotional complexity involved in time-sharing cases. Our approach is compassionate and understanding, ensuring that you feel supported throughout the legal process.

Proven Track Record

Our firm has a history of successfully negotiating and litigating time-sharing arrangements that serve the best interests of the children while respecting parental rights.

Clear Communication

We believe in keeping you informed every step of the way. Our team ensures that you understand all aspects of your case and the implications of different time-sharing arrangements.

Our Services – Comprehensive and Personalized

Parenting Plan Development

We assist in the creation of detailed Parenting Plans, addressing all aspects of your child’s life and ensuring a clear, workable time-sharing schedule.

Modification and Enforcement

Life changes, and so might your time-sharing needs. We provide legal assistance for modifying existing time-sharing arrangements and enforcing court orders when necessary.

Counsel and Guidance

Beyond legal representation, we offer counsel and guidance on navigating the challenges of co-parenting and adjusting to new family dynamics.

Start Securing Your Family’s Future Today

Time-sharing decisions have long-lasting effects on your family’s future. Choosing the right legal partner in this journey is crucial. At The Law Offices of Julia Best Chase, we are committed to guiding you through the complexities of Florida’s time-sharing laws with expertise, empathy, and dedication.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start the journey towards a time-sharing arrangement that works for your family.

Client Comments

Paternity, Timesharing, Parenting Plan

Great work on my case!!! It was difficult going through my case during COVID but all in all she was awesome during mediation and lead me through the whole process with ease.

Dates of Representation: July 29, 2021 through September 2022


In the course of my 3 year divorce, I have had the opportunity to have working relationships with quite a few law firms in the Tampa Bay area. I have had to go to court so often to defend myself against motions my ex-wife filed that, as a lay person, I probably have more court exposure than some lawyers do. You know you’ve spent too much time in hearings when you’ve gone to the top floor of the court house in downtown Tampa during recesses and you’ve been able to look at all the portraits of all the judges who ever served in Hillsborough County. Some of the lawyers I’ve dealt with were utter scum, some just wanted to suck you dry by keeping the case alive just to get the cash flow going, some were quite good. After my divorce languished in court for over two years with no sign of resolution, I hired Julia Chase and her team. Amazingly, under her guidance, the case finally gained traction and was brought to a very successful conclusion. Julia’s performance in the final divorce hearings was quite impressive to say the least. She completely destroyed the credibility of my ex as well as that of her main witness, it was a pleasure to watch this epic performance. I believe Julia is a former assistant prosecutor, it showed. The final divorce document her team wrote is a master piece of eloquence which vindicated me completely after having been on the receiving end of no less than 22 motions to compel, numerous motions for discovery, requests from forensic accountants, interventions from guardians and psychologists with each accusation crazier than the preceding one over the last three years. The end result is that I won 50% custody for my 10 year old son over continued and persistent objections of my ex-wife. I was also able to get satisfaction over numerous other important issues. After having had such excellent legal help, one tends to rightfully judge quite harshly previous law firms who greatly suffer the comparison to Julia and her team.

Dates of Representation: May 23, 2018 to February 8, 2019

Dissolution of Marriage with Children

Absolutely Outstanding Attorney – Best Decision I Ever Made. Hiring Julia Chase to represent me in my divorce case involving children was the best decision I ever made. From beginning to end, each step of the process was timely communicated and thoroughly explained. The office staff is a true team, and the office runs like a well-oiled machine – top notch communication between clients and staff; and excellent organizational skills. Julia is very experienced and has an outstanding reputation in her field. She is very skillful, clever, confident and operates with the highest degree of integrity. I could go on and on. The bottom line is Julia is an absolutely outstanding attorney. I cannot emphasize enough how highly I recommend Julia Chase to anyone seeking representation in family law. Thanks so much Julia!

Dates of Representation: May 21, 2018 to February 7, 2019

Dissolution of Marriage with Children

I was referred to Julia Best Chase while going through a bitter child support/child custody/alimony battle with my ex-wife. Julia was prompt, knowledgeable, courteous, and always completely frank and open with me about the realities and possible expectations of the outcome of my case. She demonstrated exceptional attention to detail, a bedrock of knowledge of family law and I am very satisfied with the representation I received from her and the companionate, professional and effective office staff. When it was time to go to trial she was completely ready for it. Every time I became anxious or nervous she reassured me everything was moving along accordingly and always had kind words for me. She is a tremendously talented divorce trial attorney who genuinely cares about her client’s best interests and in my case my daughters best interest as well.

Thank you so much Julia , you are the BEST!!!

Dates of Representation: January 11, 2016 to November 17, 2016

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