Child Custody

Florida Divorce Attorney on Child Custody

Child Custody Issues

Because many times parents may be upset and not getting along well as a divorce looms, the issue of custody and visitation become areas that require careful handling by an experienced Florida child custody and visitation attorney. The care and well being of your child or children is of utmost importance not only to our office, but to the courts as well. The family law court system takes the health and happiness of children as one of the most important issues to work out in any divorce.

Most parents will share parental responsibility for their children after the divorce. In doing so, you must communicate and confer with each other in making decisions that will affect your children. Usually, the court will give one parent primary residential care (custody) of the children. Unless there is a good reason, the court will grant the other parent frequent visitation. The court decides custody solely on what is best for the children. Often, one of the parties is hurt by the decision, especially if that party sees the decision in a "win/lose" light. In truth, there can be no loser if the children's welfare is protected.

In virtually all custody contests, the court will direct both parties to participate in mediation to resolve that issue. A mediator is an unbiased third party who can often assist the parties in reaching agreement upon what is best for the children. An agreement on custody will certainly make your case easier and help your children immeasurably in dealing with your divorce.

Dedicated Child Custody Lawyer

When spouses can't work out an agreeable schedule of visitation, then a court ordered schedule of visitation usually occurs. In this case, one or the other spouse may wish to change or increase the time they get to spend with their children. Any such changes require a legal application be made to the court. Other issues can arise, such as a spouse failing to keep their appointed scheduled visits, or keeping the children longer than authorized. These are all serious circumstances that are best addressed with the assistance of a professional who can direct you in your legal rights. Call us today to arrange an appointment to discuss your child custody issues.

If you are considering divorce, contact Florida Divorce Lawyer Tauna R. Bogle, P.A. to discuss child custody and other key matters.