Child Custody & Parenting Issues
No matter how contentious or acrimonious a divorce or paternity action may become, it’s imperative for both parents to make their child’s welfare and best interests the top priority. Experienced Fort Lauderdale parental responsibility lawyers at Lindsey Wilson help their clients craft acceptable child custody arrangements that are in the best interests of both children and parents. At Lindsey Wilson, we understand the emotional and difficult issues that must be addressed when determining parental responsibility. It is always best to adhere to a single guiding principle when considering parental responsibility: the best interests of the children. When you contact Lindsey Wilson regarding a divorce or custody case, you can rely on us in creating parenting plans that protect your child while respecting your rights and concerns as a parent.
WHAT IS SHARED PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY?
The policy of the state and the preference of Florida judges is for parents to enter into a shared parental responsibility agreement. Parental responsibility is the right and obligation of both parents to be an important part of their child’s life by consulting with one another and by mutually making the major decisions that affect the child’s life. The law generally presumes that each parent should have equal decision-making rights. The law in Florida generally does not favor a single-parent custody arrangement, although in some circumstances (typically related to child abuse or substance abuse) sole custody may be required to protect the child and the child’s interests.
NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR CHILD
In a shared parental responsibility arrangement, both parents discuss major decisions for their child such as the choice of doctors, medical treatments, childcare, schools, and extra-curricular activities. Judges prefer shared parental responsibility arrangements because they encourage each parent to continue to play a major role in the child’s life even after a divorce. Shared parental arrangements also reduce any tendency for a parent to lose touch or miss a major event in the child’s life. A Fort Lauderdale parental responsibility lawyer with Lindsey Wilson, can explain your options, protect your rights, and help you take the appropriate legal steps toward a brighter future for you and your children.
We invite you to schedule an appointment by phone at (954) 399-2821 or by e-mail through this website to discuss your needs, options, and legal rights as quickly as possible.