Orlando Child Custody Attorney
Do you know what the courts look for when they make decisions about parenting issues commonly known as child custody or visitation? It might not be what you think. When it comes to children and divorce, the judge wants to do what is in the best interests of the child. To make that decision, the judge will look closely at the attitudes of both parents.
At the office of Timothy W. Terry, Attorney at Law, we are available to represent people in Orlando and throughout central Florida in family law disputes involving children. We will take the time to educate you about the law and what the court is looking for. With thorough preparation and attention to detail, we will help you get the results that are best for you and your child.
An initial consultation is available to you at no charge.
E-mail or call us at 407-495-2399 to discuss child custody with an experienced Orlando child custody attorney.
Florida Child Custody Laws ∙ Florida Shared Parenting Laws
In almost every child custody case, the law favors shared parenting. Florida law favors shared parenting to the extent that legislators actually re-wrote the law in 2008. Child custody and visitation are no longer used to designate how the parents will share in the upbringing of their children. Instead, Florida family courts focus on three parenting issues: parental responsibility, time sharing and support.
While it is acceptable to leave these decisions to the court when parents cannot come to an agreement, this is not the preferred method of the court. The court wants to believe that the parents can come together and make decisions for the sake of their children. A shared parenting arrangement established by the court can be rigid and difficult to change. A negotiated shared parenting plan, however, can be flexible to fit the needs of both parents while also serving the best interests of the children.
Our Commitment to You
When you choose us to handle your child custody ( shared parenting/ time sharing ) case, you can be certain that we will be here for you from start to finish. We will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals.
We are devoted to handling family law matters for clients in the Orlando area. Over the past 30 years, we have built a strong record of success in child custody and visitation cases and other family law matters. We measure that success in terms of satisfied clients and many of our cases come from referrals. That means that a past client has been so satisfied with the results of our representation that he or she has sent a friend or family member to us. That is the level of trusted representation that we are willing to offer you.
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To talk to us in more detail about your child custody (shared parenting) case, e-mail or call us at 407-495-2399.