Child Custody Lawyers in Delray Beach
Protecting Your Child’s Best Interests in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County
Child custody matters are almost always among the most contentious and emotionally-charged aspects of any divorce proceeding. Our main concern, and that of Florida custody law, is that the child’s environment stays as stable and undisrupted as possible. We understand how challenging this time can be for everyone involved and having a Delray Beach child custody lawyer can help to ensure a smooth transition. At Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, P.A., our skill, compassion, and professionalism helps us to advocate effectively for your children.
Call us at (561) 600-5711 today to schedule your consultation with our team!
Understanding Child Custody
The court’s primary consideration when awarding custody is always the best interests of the child in question. If both parents are able to come to an agreement on custody and visitation schedules, the judge is generally willing to accept that decision without trouble. However, when there is disagreement, the resulting battle can be fierce.
Because divorce represents such a massive disruption to a child’s life, the courts look for a way to keep the child in a stable home environment.
Florida custody laws take a wide variety of factors into account when determining custody, including:
- Who displays the greatest parental fitness?
- What is the existing parent-child relationship like?
- Will a young child be left alone during the day?
- Will the parent be able to take care of the child?
Legal vs. Physical Custody
When custody is determined, the courts will be deciding on both legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to decision-making powers in the child’s life, such as healthcare, education, religion, and other lifestyle matters. If both parents share joint legal custody, they each have a say in these decisions, whereas sole legal custody grants this power to one parent only. Physical custody, on the other hand, determines where the child lives on a day-to-day basis. Joint physical custody will mean that the child alternates between living with each parent, while sole physical custody granted to a parent means the child lives with them, often with a visitation schedule established for the non-custodial parent.
At Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, our child custody attorneys in Delray Beach are prepared to help you navigate these complex legal matters. Call us at (561) 600-5711 to schedule your initial consultation!
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