Family Law Custody
Brandon Child Custody Lawyer
Child Custody Attorneys Helping Families Through Complex Custody Matters in Hillsborough County, Florida
No child should be deprived of a parent’s love. Sometimes marital discord can interfere with a parent’s ability to recognize the harm that their child suffers from when they are alienated from one or both parents during a divorce or separation.
Every child’s happiness is worth fighting for.
At Curry Law Group, our experienced Brandon family law attorneys can help explain the FL laws, seek evidence, and guide you through the child custody process of obtaining a parenting plan that minimizes the pain and improves the chances of your child’s happiness after your divorce.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS!
Is It Hard to Get Full Custody in Florida?
In Florida, it's rare, but either parent can get sole custody. To get full custody, a court must determine that shared custody would harm the child and not in their best interests. The judge will focus on what is in the child's best interest.
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Both parents have a constitutionally protected right to share parental responsibility and make major decisions regarding their child. There are some exceptions to the FL law.
Florida’s law requires judges to maximize each parent’s timesharing (custody) with their child.
It does not matter whether you are the father or mother of a child, both parents are seen as being entitled to the maximum timesharing that is in the best interests of their child.
There are 20 statutory factors that a county court may consider for determining what type of parenting plan is in the best interest of a child. F.S. 61.13(3).
There are some statutorily prescribed methods which may be used to assist the county court in determining what parenting plan works best for a child, such as the appointment of a guardian ad litem or a social investigator.
If you and your spouse are able to agree on a parenting plan, consult with our child custody attorney to ensure that the plan may be written, implemented, ordered, and enforced so that your child ‘s chances of having a happy future are protected by FL law.
And, if you and your spouse are unable to agree on a parenting plan, consult with our child custody lawyer in Brandon to have your custody case assessed and a litigation strategy implemented that will improve the chances of achieving a parenting plan that is fair to you and your child.
Why You Should Hire Our Child Custody Lawyers in Brandon, Florida
Curry Law Group has experienced child custody attorneys who have handled parenting plan issues before courts of law.
Our attorneys can advise you of the law, develop a legal strategy, and implement it in a manner that improves your chances of achieving the legally permissible goals for your custody case.
At Curry Law Group, this family law center wants you to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS!
New Florida State Law Creates a Rebuttable Presumption for Equal Timesharing
On July 1, 2023, all child custody or timesharing cases having an initial pending petition or initially filed after July 1, 2023, are presumed to meet the children’s best interests if the proposed parenting plan has equal timesharing for both parents.
If one parent is seeking more than equal timesharing, that parent has the burden of proving that it is in the best interests of the child or children. It is still the law in Florida that all parenting plans must be found by the court to be in the children’s best interests.
How Long Does a Child Custody Case Take in Florida?
There is no set time for how long a child custody case takes in Florida. After submitting a motion for temporary orders, you can expect to wait one to three months for a hearing. All cases are different, but resolving a custody issue can take several trial dates.
New Florida State Law Gives Unwed Fathers Custody Rights
FL law now has specific statutorily prescribed methods for single unwed fathers to establish their constitutionally protected rights on an equal footing as their child’s mother.
It is important to take these steps sooner rather than later. Seek legal advice from our experienced child custody attorney. No child should be deprived of having a loving, caring, parent.
How Can a Father Win Custody in Florida?
In Florida, a father can get full custody of a child if he can show that giving any parental responsibility to the child's mother would be detrimental to the child. A judge's primary focus is the child's best interest.
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At Curry Law Group, our law firm in Hillsborough County, FL, has been representing parents of children for over 30 years. We have the professional staff and child custody lawyers experienced in representing parents and helping them to improve their chances of achieving legally permissible goals that are in the best interests of their child. No child should be deprived of having a loving, caring, parent.
Contact Curry Law Group today and KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS!
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