Family Law Group Tampa, FL
If you’re trying to figure out how to approach child custody issues in the wake of a romantic split with your child’s other parent, please consult our family law group Tampa, FL residents trust with these kinds of legal issues. Our attorneys understand just how emotionally intense and logistically complex child custody arrangements are and we will always treat both you and your case with the dignity, respect, and focus that your family deserves during this challenging time.
Child Custody Options – The Basics
Most Florida parents navigate joint custody of their children. This arrangement is referred to as “shared parental responsibility” in the Sunshine State. If you and your child’s other parent either agree on this approach or a judge orders that your child custody situation is classified as such, you’ll need to make major decisions about your child together and you’ll share physical parenting responsibilities. Your expectations will be outlined in a parenting agreement, which our family lawyer Tampa, FL trusts can help you to construct.
Alternatively, you can share legal custody but one of you will be granted (either by agreement via judicial intervention in your dispute) physical custody. Finally, sole legal and physical custody can be granted to one parent either by agreement or by judicial decree, if this arrangement is in the affected child’s best interests.
Evaluating Your Child Custody Options
If you and your child’s other parent have either already separated or are thinking about severing your romantic ties to one another, consider scheduling a consultation with our experienced Tampa, FL family law group today. Even if you’re unsure of whether you and your child’s other parent may remain together, it’s important to understand your child custody options in the event that you choose to make a permanent change.
Remember that, as long as your arrangements are crafted to reflect your child’s best interests, a judge will almost certainly sign off on any parenting arrangement that you and your child’s other parent can come to agree upon mutually. If you could benefit from assistance negotiating or mediating the terms of a child custody arrangement out of court, our experienced Florida legal team at The McKinney Law Group can help you to navigate that process. Similarly, our firm can also assist you if you and your child’s other parent cannot come to an agreement and your dispute must be settled in court.
Child Custody Assistance Is Available
No two sets of parents approach the child custody process in exactly the same way. As a result, our firm employs a personalized approach that helps to ensure our clients’ unique needs are treated with dignity, respect, and a seriousness of purpose. You don’t need to have “all the answers” to how you’re going to approach this process yet. We can advise you of your options, answer your questions, and help you make an informed decision about how best to move forward. Schedule a confidential, no-risk consultation with our Tampa, FL family law group today; we look forward to speaking with you.