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Knowledgeable Florida Custody Rights Lawyers
Of all the issues in divorce and all the difficult decisions that must be made, those involving children are often the most challenging to resolve. If you are considering or facing a divorce with children — or coping with a custody dispute after or outside of divorce — it is critical to get counsel from an attorney who will help you understand the law and identify practical approaches to achieving your goals.
Florida courts are charged with making child custody, parenting time, and other decisions in the best interests of children. However, divorcing mothers and fathers frequently do not see eye to eye on what those best interests are. At McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, Bringgold & Todd, P.A., our Tampa family attorneys will be sensitive to your children's needs and your needs alike.
Legal Guidance to Help You Make Essential Decisions
Before you can finalize your Florida divorce, all major issues in your custody case must be settled through family law negotiations, mediation or litigation. This includes decisions on:
Which parent will have primary physical custody (also called residential custody), or whether the order will be for a shared custody arrangement with children living part-time with each parent
- Whether parents will share joint legal custody, including input into various key decisions about children's education, religious upbringing and others — or whether there is a compelling reason this should be assigned solely to either the mother or father
- A visitation settlement or judgment establishing parenting time that serves your children's interests and is manageable for both the mother and father
Pursuing Negotiations Skillfully, From a Position of Strength
An out-of-court divorce settlement has many advantages. Your priorities may include protecting your children emotionally and avoiding a dispute that drains your family resources. We respect those goals and strive to present viable legal options and explain risks every step of the way. If your child's well-being is on the line and negotiations break down, however, we stand ready to assert your claims in court.
To Discuss Your Concerns About Custody and Parenting Time, Call 888-553-5240
An attorney at our firm will welcome your inquiry and target the absolute best outcome based on your goals. For a consultation, call or e-mail us today.