Child Custody & Visitation cases should also be handled in a delicate manner and with the utmost discretion, due to the tremendous strain which can be placed upon parents and their children.
In recent years their has been an increased emphasis in child custody proceedings to determine what is in the best interest of the child. This has both opened the door and directly lead to an increased number of fathers who have been granted primary custody of a child / or children. A far contrast to the days when a child's mother was virtually guaranteed to be the custodial parent.
Whether you are the mother or father of a child / or children and are seeking primary custody, shared / joint custody, child custody modifications, or visitation rights, we are here to help.
Child custody and visitation issues typically arise during a divorce, separation, when there is a long range residential change of address for the custodial parent, after a paternity test, or when any issue arises where there appears to be grounds to petition the courts to review and approve modifications to the current child custody or visitation court order.
The courts will take all relevant factors and arguments into consideration when making any rulings relating to the best interest of a child, or children. It is important that you know your legal rights, and that your voice is heard.
Please Note: Under Florida Law, the State of Florida no longer recognizes the terms "custody", "primary residential parent", "secondary residential parent", "visitation" and the like. However, due to their common application, these terms have been included in this website. There have been other sweeping changes to Florida divorce and family law that you need to know.
When you must legally address Child Custody, Visitation, or other Family law issues it is important to be made fully aware of your legal rights, options, and to have aggressive, detailed, and dedicated legal representation in your corner. Hiring an experienced child custody attorney may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.
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