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Parents of divorce do not always agree on what is best for their children…
that is why it is essential to have an experienced and knowledgeable child custody attorney represent you. Practicing family law since 2005, Faith Z. Brown, has helped countless families reach a settlement for the care of their children.
Our family law attorney provides wise legal counsel for child custody, timesharing, and modifications, as well as child support services for families from Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Venice, North Port, Palmetto, Ellenton, and Parrish, Florida.
Contact us today for help with child custody concerns you may have.
Child Custody Lawyer: Well Versed in the Law
Our child custody lawyer will tell you that Florida law favors shared parental responsibility in a divorce unless there is evidence to determine otherwise. Because of this, a judge will seek to include both parents in your children’s lives after a divorce. When it comes to child custody cases, the court begins with the assumption that either parent is capable of sole or joint custody. Let us help you understand the law and how it applies to your case.
Child Custody Cases: Both Parents Are Capable of Care
The court determines the best interest of the child. Of course, the child’s health and safety are paramount. If it can be proven that one parent has hurt, abused, or neglected the children, the judge can award sole parental responsibility to the other parent. In such a case, the parent may or may not be allowed supervised visitation.
The court encourages parents to agree on matters themselves and seek legal approval with a parenting plan. This written plan must include information about who is responsible for the child’s health care and schooling, how the parents will communicate, and a schedule for when the child spends time with each parent.
Specializing in Amending Timesharing Agreements
After your divorce, you may find the parenting plan requires changes. You and your former spouse can get together to discuss and agree upon any modifications. However, amending parenting plans requires court approval. Let us help you by handling the legal side of parental responsibility and timesharing.