When going through a divorce, a couple with children needs to establish a timesharing agreement, to which they both must adhere as they move forward with their lives. However, if one or both of these individuals decides to later get remarried, it’s important to understand the effects the action might have on the timesharing custody agreement.
If one parent was not granted full or partial timesharing rights due to an inadequate living situation, remarriage can sometimes go a long way to creating a more safe and stable environment for children. Although this change might not inspire a court to overhaul the original custody arrangement, it could help the parent retain greater visitation rights to their kids.
On the other hand, a remarriage could also have a negative impact on timesharing. Sometimes a remarriage is a point of contention for the children of divorced parents, and they may not support the union. In these situations, this dissatisfaction may sometimes lead minor children to refuse to visit the newly married spouse. Florida courts do consider the interests of the children and, in certain situations, may even order the visitation to occur outside of the marital home to avoid upsetting the kids involved.
In extreme cases, a court may decide to change the timesharing arrangement if the children refuse to visit the newly married parent. The other parent must prove that visitation has a negative impact on the minor children and that they should not be required to make such visits.
To learn more about timesharing rights and how to reach a fair custody arrangement with your former partner, consult a skilled Florida family law attorney at the Law Office of K. Dean Kantaras today.