Parenting Responsibilities May Increase Due To Divorce

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

In an intact marriage, most often one parent or the other shoulders the major responsibility for the daily caring of the minor children.  There is homework, bath time, dinner, preparation for school, transportation, and lots of other considerations.  In a divorce, both parents must act individually and on their own during their time sharing.

This is a major consideration in establishing what is called in Palm Beach County a “Parenting Plan”.    Parenting plans set forth the time sharing schedule and addresses other issues such as the transfer from one parent to the other, transportation to and from school and after care, who pays for extra curricular activities, summer camp, which parent has Christmas Day, and so forth.

But the reality is that during a parent’s time sharing, there is no help from the other parent.  You are on your own with homework, laundry, soccer practice etc.  So consider the responsibilities of parenting before you agree to any time sharing scheme. 

If you want more information about this or other divorce topics, or are thinking about divorce in Palm Beach County, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at


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