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Fighting for Custody of Your Child? Protecting Your Rights Through a Personalized Approach

Miami Child Custody Attorney

Effective Counsel for Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans

Issues involving custody and time-sharing can be challenging for parents, even in cases where couples have decided to part ways amicably. In highly contested divorces, finding a sound solution can present even greater obstacles.

At Mitchell & West LLC, we can help parents create effective time-sharing schedules and parenting plans. Our Miami child custody lawyers will guide you through the process, from negotiation, mediation, to litigation. We provide hands-on, personalized representation while ensuring your needs are met and that your interests are preserved.

How Florida Family Courts Determine Custody

Florida utilizes the terms time-sharing and parental responsibility when referring to custody decisions. Courts can grant parents with a shared role or a sole role in raising the child, and courts often prefer plans that allow both parents to spend quality time with their children. If parents are not able to agree on a time-sharing plan, a judge will intervene and decide for them using the child's best interests as the guiding principle.

In Florida, factors that affect time-sharing arrangements include:

  • Ability of each parent to provide for the child's needs
  • Each parent's physical and mental health
  • The stability of each home
  • The geographic viability of a plan
  • Whether a parent is inclined to encourage frequent contact with the other parent
  • Any history of domestic violence in a home

Discuss More During a Consultation with a Miami Family Law Attorney

Resolving custody disputes quickly yet satisfactorily is always the focus of our legal team. Prolonging custody disputes can be traumatic to children of any age, so it is important for parents to cooperate as much as possible. Our child custody lawyers in Miami strive to preserve relationships and maintain civility throughout a case. We are well-versed in many creative ways to settle custody disputes between even the most hostile of parents. Let's talk about your case and your options.

Contact us at (305) 783-3301 to schedule a consultation.

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