Over Two Decades Of Experience In Child Custody And Time-Sharing
Divorce cases can be incredibly complex and emotionally painful regardless of the circumstances. When it comes to concerns involving your children, matters can get quite sensitive and often contested. Although you may be able to come to a compromise involving the terms of child custody or time-sharing, it can still be difficult to come to a legal agreement. Here at the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., in Miami our child custody attorney and her team have helped many families settle matters of child custody.
Types Of Child Custody In Florida
There are numerous types of custody to consider, including:
- Sole custody: The court makes one parent responsible for the child’s well-being; they will be authorized to make all decisions.
- Joint custody: The court decides that parents should share custody, so that the child establishes a bond with both.
- Legal custody: The court will determine if one or both parents have legal decision-making ability for important matters such as education, religion and health care.
- Physical custody: The court will determine if the child lives with one parent or both and for how long.
Determining Time-Sharing Arrangements In Florida
Although parents are encouraged to create time-sharing and parenting agreements that they can agree on, this is not always possible. If parents continue to disagree on a time-sharing plan, a custody hearing will be held before a judge, who will decide on an arrangement based on what is in the child’s best interests.
- Mental and physical health of each parent
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- Needs of the child
- Whether a parent is likely to cooperate with the other
- Any history of alcohol, substance or physical abuse
- Moral fitness of each parent
- Stability of each home
- Geographic viability and logistics of the plan
Our team helps clients create fair time-sharing agreements and effective solutions to any disputes that arise.
How Can The Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., Help?
When you are interested in putting together an argument for sole custody or drafting a time-sharing agreement, you can count on us to help. As a certified mediator, our lawyer has extensive experience practicing family law and dealing with issues of child custody.
To receive the compassionate, quality legal representation you need and deserve, do not hesitate to contact our firm. Founded in 1995, our attorney has decades of legal experience. Our skills, experience and knowledge are brought to bear on every case we take on. When you choose to work with the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., you can count on our Miami child custody attorney and her team to treat you with the respect and care you deserve.