When a couple decides to file for divorce, various situations and circumstances can become complicated. When children are involved, parents are required to handle additional issues such as those involving child custody. While these issues may seem straightforward, matters involving child custody can become highly complex. For this reason, it is wise for a divorcing couple to hire an experienced family law attorney to streamline such processes.
At Boswell & Dunlap LLP, our Polk County family attorneys are committed to helping families move through simple and comfortable legal processes. For this reason, our team stands ready to handle even the most complex family law related cases. When you choose to work with our legal team, we promise to stand by your side from beginning to end.
How Florida Determines Child Custody
During custody proceedings, Florida courts will focus on protecting the best interests of children. This means a variety of circumstances need to be addressed in order to determine whether a parent can provide for a child, or whether a parent is not fit or capable of meeting their best interests.
Having worked numerous custody proceedings for a diverse clientele, we are familiar with what courts look for when determining custody, and how to protect both the needs of children and parents. Factors courts consider during custody matters include:
- A child’s age and, if they are mature enough, their preference.
- Each parent’s ability to provide emotionally and financially for a child.
- Stability of a child’s education, living situation, and growth.
- Parents’ willingness to co-parent and communicate
- Parents’ respective relationship with a child
Because all custody cases are different, we develop individualized case strategies that can protect our clients’ unique needs and goals. These are important matters to clients and families – and they can have a long-term impact on multiple lives. As such, we never use a one-size-fits-all formula.
Types of Cases We Handle
Since 1900, our legal team has helped thousands of clients and their families reach positive solutions. Each day, we see it as our goal to assist families in forming more prosperous and happier futures. As a result, our firm handles various aspects of child custody cases, including:
- Child support
- Modification of visitation agreements
- Grandparent rights
- A parent’s relocation, which can lead to move-away orders
- Modification of custody
- Termination of parental rights
Retain Legal Representation That Truly Cares About Your Goals!
If you are moving through the divorce process or are contemplating filing for divorce, we encourage you to get in touch with our Polk County divorce lawyers at Boswell & Dunlap LLP right away. When you entrust us with your case, you will never have to worry about the legal process. Because we take a client-based approach in every case, we will take the time to listen to your desires and goals. From there, we will determine which legal strategies can help you pursue the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time possible.
*A $50 consultation fee will apply to family law cases.