Preserving Your Relationship With Your Children
Parents going through divorce often get hung up on labels such as custody and visitation. At Sosa Law Office, P.A. , in Brandon, Florida, our goal is to help you come up with a parenting plan that will focus on the time you spend with your children.
Our lawyers assist parents in Brandon and throughout Florida's west central Gulf Coast with obtaining fair child custody and visitation orders that allow you to preserve your relationship with your children. We will walk you through every step of the legal process and go the extra mile to ensure your rights as a parent are represented in court.
Florida Child Custody and Visitation
In Florida, courts favor shared parental custody unless there is a strong reason (such as child abuse) to provide one parent with sole custody. Both parents will share legal custody, which is the right to make important decisions for the child, such as medical care, education and religious upbringing. In most cases, the child will live with one parent most of the time, which is known as physical custody. The other parent will have visitation and pay child support. However, parents can also create a 50/50 parenting plan.
Both parents' ability and willingness to work together can go a long way in achieving a speedy solution and protecting your child's best interests. Our lawyers will assist you in pursuing a child custody agreement through mediation. You can likely save a significant amount of money by undergoing mediation and avoiding courtroom litigation. Mediation can also allow you greater control over the results of your child custody agreement. In the event mediation fails, our Brandon time sharing and child custody attorneys will fight for your rights as a parent.
Contact Our Florida Visitation and Custody Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
For more information about child custody or to schedule a free consultation, call 813-413-4452. Our Brandon law office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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