Getting a divorce can be a frightening process for you and your spouse, but it can be even more alarming for your children. Custody battles can be complicated, and you need an experienced lawyer who is well versed in Florida family law on your side. At Chopin & Chopin, LP, your children’s well being is our priority, and it is our goal to make the custody process as painless as possible.
A child custody battle can have a variety of negative effects on the child and the family as a whole. In the best interests of your child, you may want to do everything possible to avoid litigation or going to court. Chopin & Chopin, LP can help you settle custody issues through mediation and assist you in agreeing on custody arrangements. Doing your best to settle custody matters without litigation is often the best way to save money, time and avoid heartache for you and your family.
How Child Custody Is Determined
The court will determine child custody based on the best interests and welfare of the child. There are many factors that can influence this, including, but not limited to:
- The mental and physical health of both parents, as well as their moral character
- Whether or not child abuse has been instigated by either parent
- The ability of each parent to refrain from discussing the custody proceedings with the child, and to not make derogative comments about the other parent in the child’s presence
- The ability of both parents to retain a positive relationship with the child, to honor the court’s orders regarding time sharing and to be flexible with changes that may arise
We will assist you in determining the unique factors of your case that could potentially influence the court’s decision in child custody, and we will advise you of your rights and options as a parent.
At Chopin & Chopin, LP, we are committed to helping you through each step of the child custody process so you can come to a resolution that is beneficial for both you and your child. Call today to make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your case.