St. Augustine Child Custody Attorney
In the state of Florida, child custody decisions are typically finalized
in a parenting plan, which is a document created to establish the roles
of each parent regarding their children after
divorce. In a parenting plan, the divorcing couple can find legal orders that
pertain to their children's education, healthcare, and social well-being.
Parenting plans will need to include information on who will be responsible
for decisions about the child. For legal assistance with a parenting plan,
speak with our lawyers at your earliest convenience.
Parental Responsibility Under Florida Law
In the state of Florida, courts no longer regard the responsibility to
make decisions for a minor child as custody. Instead, the courts order
parental responsibility of children. This is assigned on either a shared
or sole basis and will likely include a
time-sharing arrangement. Sole parental responsibility refers to the responsibility of one parent
to make decisions regarding the child without needing input from the other
parent. Shared parental responsibility occurs when both parents share
full parental rights and responsibilities in regard to the child. Parental
responsibility that is ordered by the court will terminate upon the child's
18th birthday or when he or she graduates from high school.
If you want to file for custody of your child in a divorce case, you will need our
family law firm by your side to ensure that the child's best interests are placed
as the primary determining factor. You can have confidence in the legal
guidance we offer because of our dedication to clients and our strong
experience. We offer
free case evaluations to help you learn about how we can best assist you with your case. Our
Jacksonville child custody attorneys are devoted to fighting for your
rights in court if necessary.