Are you in a custody battle that you're afraid you're not going to win? Child custody, now known as time-sharing, is one of the most contested issues in divorce or paternity cases, especially when you have multiple children.
If you would like to have a knowledgeable, compassionate, and resourceful legal team on your side during this difficult time, you have come to the right place. We handle cases all over Broward County.
At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., we truly care about our clients and the outcome of their cases. We know that this can be a stressful experience for everyone involved, and when we are retained in a divorce or a child custody case, we go the extra mile to ensure that our clients feel cared for.
Our Coconut Creek child custody lawyer can help you put together a parenting plan that you and your spouse can agree on. Child custody and visitation are not simple matters. We can help you understand the different types of child custody and what you can expect.
The courts will always consider what is in the child’s best interests. A judge will evaluate every situation occurring in the child’s life that can have a direct influence on the child’s upbringing. Generally, there will be a lot of weight given to ensuring the child maintains a healthy relationship with both parents.
Some of the most important factors that will be evaluated include:
A child’s preferences will also be considered, if the child is old enough and can reasonably make decisions on their needs. It is important to maintain a sense of stability, which can help ensure that the child continues thriving.
There are two types of child custody in Florida: Sole Custody and Joint Custody.
In Florida, a “custody agreement” is called a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a binding document that governs the relationship between the parents pertaining to the decisions to be made concerning their child(ren).
Florida child custody laws are designed to favor the best interests of the child in accordance with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and require divorcing parents to create a parenting plan that includes:
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