Florida has radically updated its child custody laws and in the process, has virtually deleted common terminology. Gone are the terms “custody” and “visitation”. Also gone are the terms “primary residential care” and “primary residence”. We now have “parenting plans” and “timesharing” written into the statutes to describe the outmoded ideas of custody and visitation. By necessity, the idea of “majority timesharing” has arisen.



Rechel & Associates is taking the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak seriously. Our staff and our clients’ health are important to us. As such, we are offering phone and video conference appointments and consultations for the convenience and safety of all.

We have increased our cleaning and sanitizing procedures and will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and make modifications as needed to protect our clients and staff.