We Can Help With Your Child Custody And Visitation Issues

If you have children during a divorce, issues involving their support and custody take on great importance. Even with both parents being involved with their children's lives and upbringing, there are simply a large number of moving parts that need to be sorted out during the divorce proceeding. We can help.

At MGM Law, P.A., we work tirelessly for our clients' children. We know the benefit from having positive engagement even after the divorce. Children benefit immensely from having parents who maintain a civil relationship with their children's other parent. This is a significant reason why we support the collaborative divorce process, since it is designed to reduce conflict and create a productive environment for negotiating the settlement.

Parenting Time And Parental Responsibility

In Florida, discussions of custody rights and visitation have been replaced with terms that the legislature felt was more conducive to fulfilling the goal of making agreements that are truly in the best interests of the child.

The courts now use parenting time and parental responsibility to describe these concepts. Parents need to put together a plan that allocates their time and responsibility with their children. Ideally, both parents will participate and collaborative law can help by creating a less contentious atmosphere to work out the agreement that both parents and their children will have to live with.

Do You Want The Court To Impose A Plan?

If you cannot develop a plan of your own, the court will have to come up with a plan that you will be stuck with. This is rarely a good thing. While the laws favor what used to be called joint custody, the key to a successful future is developing a parenting plan that will allocate parenting time and responsibility in a manner that will work for the family and be in the best interests of the child.

You and your child's other parent know what will work best for your child, and this is why you want to set aside your personal feelings and put together a parenting plan that is really in your child's best interest. You have to remember that while you can legally divorce your spouse, that person will always remain your child's other parent.

The Best Interests Of The Child

The court will use this standard to evaluate every aspect of your divorce that touches on your children. Our attorney can explain the statutory factors a court would look at to determine whether a plan meets this standard. Working collaboratively, it may be much easier to achieve what is truly in the best interests of your child.

Contact Our Child Custody Lawyer

Questions relating to child custody and visitation are always complex. We can help you understand these issues and achieve the best outcome for your specific circumstances. To speak with our Pensacola family lawyer, call for a free initial consultation at 850-450-1755 or use our convenient online form.