Jacksonville Child Custody Attorney
At Arnold Law Firm in Jacksonville, we have witnessed the impact that a "hot button" family law issue like child custody can have on a divorcing couple, not to mention on children caught up in the turmoil that can result from such a process.
Swift, Thorough and Responsive Child Custody Representation
Our experienced family law attorneys offer wise counsel and poise in these high-pressure situations. We aggressively represent a client's interests while educating him or her on the custody and visitation rights in Florida and the importance of a shared parenting plan that is beneficial for all parties involved.
Our swift, thorough and responsive Jacksonville child custody lawyers are available to you by phone during business hours, a 24-hour answering service, fax or you can contact our attorneys online to arrange a consultation.
Shared Parental Responsibility in Florida
Florida has adopted the concept of shared parental responsibility when determining the custody of children. Under this theory, each parent retains full parental rights and responsibilities for raising the child. Parents are encouraged to confer on issues affecting the child's welfare, so each parent can play an active role in the child's life.
Shared parental responsibility does not mean that each parent will have equal time with the child. Typically, the court will designate one parent as the primary custodial parent, meaning the parent with whom the child will spend the most time. The secondary custodial parent will be awarded his or her rightful parenting time for visitation with the child.
Working Together to Reach a Solution
We encourage parents to work amicably toward a mutually agreed upon visitation schedule. Most courts have adopted minimum visitation guidelines to assure that each parent receives adequate time with his or her child. If parties are unable to agree on custody and visitation issues, Florida courts decide those matters for them based on the best interests of the child.
Our law firm is sensitive to your family's needs, and we will work with all parties to determine what is in everyone's best interests. We strive to help you protect your future relationship with your children, and we work toward a successful resolution.
Phone, Fax or E-Mail Our Florida Visitation Rights Attorneys
We are available to you around-the-clock by phone, fax or email. We want to hear the details of your child custody family law issues. Contact our experienced lawyers in Jacksonville to set up an appointment.