Boynton Beach Child Custody Attorneys
Are you going through a divorce? Is there a child custody dispute? You need a skilled attorney. The lawyers of Stok Kon + Braverman have successfully assisted many clients with settling child custody disputes.
Florida requires divorcing parents to complete a parenting plan. This plan must include:
- Each parent’s responsibilities for aspects of the child’s daily life
- Time-sharing schedule
- Designated healthcare responsibilities
- Designated school-related responsibilities
- The way each child will communicate with each parent
If you are not able to come to an agreement, the courts will create a parenting plan for you. It is advantageous for parents to agree without court involvement. You want an attorney that can facilitate negotiations. This will lead to a plan that better suits the family. It will also save you a lot of time and money. Our attorneys have helped many parents come to a successful agreement.
Florida is a time-sharing state. Instead of naming a “custodial” or “non-custodial” parent, Florida maximizes the time each parent spends with the child. If both parents want time, sole physical custody is hard to achieve. One parent would have to be proven unfit, which is a very complicated process. There is a difference between being a good parent and a fit parent. Even if one parent doesn’t make the best choices, they are still entitled to time with their child.
The Best Interest of the Child
You want an attorney who will give you a realistic case outlook. The courts look at the best interest of the child. It is important for your attorney to evaluate how your desires fit into this formula.
The court will look at:
- Each parent’s ability to take care of the child
- Each parent’s capability and willingness to facilitate a relationship between the child and the other parent
- The stability of each parent’s home
- Any past domestic violence or child abuse
- The physical and mental health of each parent
- The desires of children 12 and older
- Each parent’s capacity to be involved in school and activities
- Each parent’s relationship with the child
It used to be assumed that custody would go to the mother unless she was proven unfit. Although things have changed a lot, the primary caregiver still has an advantage in court, and mothers still more commonly assume that role. It is believed that a deep bond develops between a young child and the parent providing the majority of care.
Here at Stok Kon + Braverman, we are a small group of attorneys who work together to protect your rights. Child custody cases are very involved, as your children’s rights must also be protected. We are experienced, skilled, and hard working.
Call us at (954) 874-8870 to schedule a consultation.