By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
In Palm Beach County, when parents are separating and getting divorced, in a case where there are children, the Court does not really entertain what is in the best interests of the parents. The focus remains on what is in the best interests of the children. If a parent cannot serve the best interests of the children, then the other parent is given the greater amount of parental rights.
When it comes to time sharing, the court will consider the work schedules and residential location of the parents. But more often than not, the Court will not split siblings unless there are unusual circumstances. One such example of that may be if one of the children is an infant, and the other is a teenager.
Oftentimes teen age boys go to live with their father. This can be by agreement of the parties, or if the Court finds it is in his best interests to do so. Evidence and testimony is taken at trial and the trial judge makes this decision if the parents are unable to agree. For more information about this or other Palm Beach County divorce topics, call one of the lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.