While every family situation is unique, our goal is the same when it comes to Child Custody – to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your children.
If you and your soon-to-be ex have agreed on custody issues, you will need a Parenting Plan and Time-Sharing Schedule to map out the specifics. Parenting Plans should address everything including education, health, religious training and all the extra-circulars of a child’s life. All of this must be put into writing.
If you haven’t already agreed on these issues, you will need a lawyer to help you aggressively pursue your rights. Courts focus on shared responsibility and it is Florida’s policy that both parents should have an ongoing and regular relationship with their children after a divorce.
What Do Courts Look At?
When making a decision about child custody, the Court is going to look at the “best interests of the child.” What is in the child’s best interests includes a host of factors including the child’s relationship with each parent, the stability of each parent, economic circumstances, future plans for child rearing, a history of domestic violence or substance abuse.
Please call us if you have any questions about a Child Custody issue. Call us at 407-403-5990 or contact us (below) to schedule your appointment.