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