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Child Custody Cases Don’t Have To Be Tough On You And Your Children

When parents divorce or separate, determining child custody arrangements is one of the most important issues they face. It’s also one of the more emotionally charged moments they can face – the parents may not see eye-to-eye anymore, but each still wants to have an important part in their children’s lives.

However, determining custody can be much more complicated than it seems. Of course, your child’s well-being and quality of life are the highest priorities when determining which parent retains primary time-sharing (custody). But without legal know-how, you may be unable to make your case in court; you might need a child custody lawyer.

Attorney Byron Acosta is a child custody attorney serving the areas of Lake Worth, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. His practice, Byron Acosta, P.A., is a boutique law firm, which means he provides personal attention to each and every client. This personalized approach also means attorney Acosta can assess your custody options and help create a distinct parenting plan that works for all parties.

No matter how complex your family law matters are, attorney Acosta will go the extra mile for you and fight for your parental rights.

The Factors That Determine Child Custody

Florida family courts make custody determinations based on the child’s best interests after evaluating several factors. These factors include:

  • Parenting capability: Each parent’s respective ability to provide care and nurturing
  • Relationships: The child’s relationships with parents, siblings, and other family members
  • Community ties: The child’s ties to their home, school, and community
  • Troubles at home: Evidence of any abuse, neglect or substance issues in either home
  • Child’s preference: The child’s own reasonable preference, if they are of sufficient age

Based on these factors, a court may award sole custody to one parent or joint custody to both, as well as other arrangements that suit the needs of the children and parents.

Craft A Proper Parenting Plan With Legal Guidance

Whether you need to assert your family time (visitation) rights or you have issues with the noncustodial parent not providing enough child support, attorney Acosta is here to help. Call Byron Acosta, P.A., at 561-708-4777 or send him an email today. Attorney Acosta offers all clients free consultations and flexible payment plans.