Florida courts make child custody decisions based on the “best interests of the child.”
In other words, courts evaluate factors that affect the welfare and interests of the child and the circumstances of the family.
These include issues like each parent’s ability to encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship and consistent family routine, the mental and physical health and moral fitness of each parent, the division of parental responsibilities, each parent’s home conditions and location, and the reasonable preference of the child.
We recognize that child custody disputes can be stressful and emotionally charged. Our attorneys are ready to support you through this complicated process with a commitment to responsiveness and reliability.
With an assertive, client-first approach, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and the nurturing commitment you share with your children.
At Cohn Slater, our child custody lawyers represent clients in a variety of child custody matters, including time-sharing, family relocation, custody evaluations, and trials, and child abduction and enforcement issues.