Child Alone

Child Custody

Your kids need you. Every parent knows that whether your children are two or twenty-two they will always be your baby and no matter what, you will fight through anything to make sure they are happy, healthy and safe. We want to help you fight for your parental rights, often times, people will guide themselves by what neighbors and television shows portray as the child custody process but it is important to know that you have rights as a parent and that the courts ultimate goal is to ensure the best interests of the child. As a matter of fact, whenever possible, Florida Courts prefer to see both parents continue to be involved in a child’s life after a divorce or separation.

Our team will help you fight for your kids.

“Becoming a parent is the moment when all of life’s battles suddenly seem worth fighting for.”

Children need their parents. In Florida, parental custody is broken down into “parental responsibility” and “time sharing”. Florida Courts establish child custody and/or time sharing based on the best interest of the child.

Paternity

Fathers have rights too. Paternity is the process by which the father of a child is legally identified and established in Florida. Unfortunately, just having a man’s name on the birth certificate is not sufficient to establish that he is the legal father of a child. In many cases, a mother can name anyone who she believes may be the father or may want to be the father of a child, for paternity purposes. There are several ways to prove paternity and DNA testing is definitely not the only way to do so.

Parental Responsibility

Being a parent is much more than just having a child, it is being responsible for your child and making decisions to best affect their lives. Parental responsibility is the parents right associated with decisions affecting the child’s best interest, these include critical decisions on the child’s behalf like religion, schooling and medical decisions.

Time Sharing

You want to be there for your child, not just financially or morally but parents want to spend time enjoying their children’s company. Time sharing is the parents right to spend actual physical time with their children. Florida Courts have followed the trend of 50 / 50 time sharing for parents. This means that often times, with exception of some cases, the Court prefers that both parents enjoy equal time with their children, at least whenever possible.

Child Support

Being there for your child doesn’t mean you have to support their other parent. In Florida, “child support” is the economic support that child is entitled to receive from their parents. This benefit is the right of the child not the parent and is calculated according to the allocated time sharing and income of both parents as they relate to the guidelines set by Florida law.