If you are concerned about having custody of your child, please read on, then contact an experienced Broward County child custody lawyer to learn if you will get custody of your child in Florida.
Can one parent get full custody of their child in Florida?
The Sunshine State abandoned the traditional terms of custody in favor of parental responsibility. Florida’s custody laws favor both parents remaining active in their children’s lives. Therefore, courts prefer to see parenting plans and time-sharing plans that provide equal access for the child with each parent. So, barring extreme circumstances, you will most likely get partial custody of your child.
What determines child custody in Florida?
As alluded to above, the parents’ genders will not be factored into the determination of custody. Instead, the Family Court will consider the following factors:
- Each parent’s willingness to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent
- Each parent’s ability to meet the child’s needs
- Each parent’s physical and mental health
- Each parent’s moral fitness
- Each parent’s ability to provide the child with a consistent routine
- The geographic viability of the parenting plan, specifically the amount of travel it would take to honor the time-sharing schedule
- Child’s adjustment to home and community
- The reasonable preference of the child, if of sufficient age and understanding
- Evidence of domestic violence, if any
- Each parent’s ability to provide a safe and stable environment for the child
- The child’s developmental age, needs and abilities
Regardless of whether or not you think these factors favor you, you should reach out to a skilled Broward County family law attorney to discuss your next steps.
How can a Broward County family law attorney help you?
In many cases, divorcing parents can agree on a custody agreement that serves their child’s best interests. However, that is often not the case and the Family Court will have to determine a child custody agreement on the child’s behalf. Having a qualified legal representative on your side can help you preserve your child’s best interests, which includes you being an active supporter. The Family Court aims for equitability but, given the vast quantity of cases it handles, mistakes are not uncommon. Our firm will provide the necessary evidence so that those mistakes are minimized or eliminated. Please give us a call today, so we can start fighting for you.
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