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Child Custody

child custody attorney

Child Custody

Custody Lawyer Miami

So, you’ve just divorced your spouse, and throughout the whole mess, your child has been at the center of it all. Arguments regarding custody, child support, and holidays seem to surround the biggest arguments in your day-to-day divorce matters. You don’t know what to do anymore, but you understand all you and your spouse want is what’s best for your child.

At Marcia Del Rey Law, we care about your family matters just as deeply as you do. Our professionals want to help you in this difficult time and ensure that the law behind each decision is sound and supports the wants and needs of the parties involved.

Family Attorney at Law

Parenting is a special kind of job. 24/7 attention, day in and day out caring for a tiny human you brought into the world. The worst part is when you know your actions can affect their future.

While dealing with the custody of your child can be draining emotionally and psychologically, it can also affect them in the same way. A clean custody battle can be the best way to help your child’s mental well-being. We, at Marcia Del Rey Law, know the importance of you and your child’s welfare and can guarantee we will protect and cherish it throughout the entire custody process.

Lawyer for Custody

Florida no longer uses “custody” when regarding this legal matter. Rather, they use the word “time sharing” to refer to the time both parents will be sharing with their child. All in all, timesharing concerns the best interest of the child.

Typically, the best interests of the child include, but are not limited to:

  • The amount of time the child has lived in a stable environment
  • The location of the individual parent’s homes
  • The parents’ morality and parenting structure
  • The mental and physical health of both parents
  • Each parent’s ability to provide a consistent routine
  • The communication between the parents
  • The attentiveness to the child’s everyday life
  • Any substance abuse by either parent
  • Any knowledge of domestic violence or abuse within the household
  • Being able to meet the child’s needs during important developmental stages

If there is enough evidence proving that shared custody would endanger the child in any physical, emotional, or psychological level, then the court will grant sole custody to one parent over another. However, Florida courts do not have preference over the mother or the father taking custody of their child. If the court sees them both to be fitting parents, equal, shared custody will be granted.

On another hand, if the child is old enough, the court will allow them to have a say in who they would prefer to live with. The court will take this choice into account while dividing up custody and sharing time.

Attorney for Family Court

Child custody is not simply black or white. There are so many factors that can determine how much time each parent can spend with their child. Don’t settle for just any family lawyer. We, at Marcia Del Rey Law, can promise you our dedication, confidence, and support in getting you the time you deserve with your child. Give us a call today at (305) 529-0255 or click here to contact us now!