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Child Custody Orders in Florida


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Are you currently filing for divorce and have children who are directly involved in the family law issue? The issue of child custody will have to be discussed to determine who the child will live with and which parent will make the impactful decisions. There are two different types of custody that I will discuss with you. Sole custody can be granted to one parent to care and provide for the child. Joint custody can also be granted for both parents to split the rights and responsibility of caring for the child. The state of Florida prefers time-sharing through a joint child custody arrangement. Time-sharing involves one parent being awarded physical custody of the child while the other party will be given a generous visitation award. The courts prefer this shared arrangement so that the child can grow up with a strong relationship with both parents. If you would like to ensure that your rights are protected in this situation, an Orlando divorce attorney from my firm can walk you through the divorce case.

The Best Interests of the Child

No matter what the parent’s argue, the judge will base his or her child custody arrangement on whatever is deemed to be in the best interest of the child. This is determined based on both parent’s willingness to encourage a relationship with the other parent and their ability to adequately care for their child’s needs. It also includes the mental, physical and emotional health of both parents and the wishes of the child. If you have child custody and wish to relocate to a new location, this will have to be approved with the court before taking any step. Child custody is a vital part of any divorce agreement involving minor children. My firm can ensure that your rights are protected and that the best interest of the child is sought. Contact my firm at your earliest convenience for the legal assistance you deserve!