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As a father, there is probably nothing in the world that is more important to you than the relationship you have with your kids. If you’ve recently divorced or separated from your children’s mother, you may be feeling concerned over how this will affect the level of involvement you are able to have in your kids’ lives; you might have even heard stories of other men whose custody arrangements only allowed them to have time with their children every other weekend. To ensure this doesn’t become your reality, you’ll need aggressive attorneys on your side who will fight for your parental rights. At The Men’s Divorce Law Firm, we have been advocating for men and fathers for nearly 20 years to be treated equally in the family court system and remain active members in the lives of their children. Call our Azalea Park men’s custody lawyers today to learn about the strategies we use to help fathers get fair custody arrangements.

How Is Custody Determined In Florida?

The state of Florida no longer assigns primary or secondary custody. In mid-2023, a bill which set forth 50/50 custody presumption was signed into law. This means that in all custody cases, it is automatically assumed that equal time with both parents is in a child’s best interest. However, there are certain scenarios in which one parent has grounds to argue that equal custody is actually not in the child’s best interest, and could be granted majority custody. It is also possible that the parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement and therefore call for a judge to step in and decide on the matter. Some factors that may be used to determine custody in these cases are:

  • Parental responsibilities
  • Child’s living arrangements
  • Parent’s well-being
  • Child’s preference
  • Awareness
  • Consistent lifestyle
  • Involvement
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Cooperativeness
  • And more. 

Why Is Custody Important?

Having shared or majority custody of your children will have a positive impact on both you and your kids. You will remain an active, available individual in their life, and never have to feel like an outsider who is only allowed to be involved on specific days. You will be able to be a part of their formative years and make memories with them that last a lifetime, and have a say in making meaningful decisions that affect their upbringing such as factors involving their education, health, religion, and values. Our Azalea Park men’s custody lawyers can play a significant part in preserving your cherished presence in your child’s life. 

While they may not know it at the time, your role in their lives will also benefit them greatly. Children with active fathers are proven to grow up and become more successful individuals than those with absent fathers. Data shows that fatherless children are more likely to exhibit behavioral disorders, drop out of school, be incarcerated as juveniles, and commit suicide. Meanwhile, the data on children with active fathers shows they grow up to be more emotionally secure, confident, intelligent, and form stronger emotional relationships with others.

How Will Our Azalea Park Men’s Custody Lawyers Advocate For You?

The idea of being kept out of your kids’ daily lives by their mother may leave you feeling overwhelmed with bitterness and anger, but it is imperative that you don’t allow these emotions to cloud your judgment. The Men’s Divorce Law Firm knows exactly how lost and scared you probably are, and can step in to listen to your story and offer an effective and strategic plan of action to lead you through the custody process. Our firm is here to serve as your support system and will never leave you in the dark when it comes to the progress of your case. Our ultimate goal is to fight for your parental rights and achieve the best outcome possible. 

Call The Men’s Divorce Law Firm For Experienced Legal Representation That Gets Results

For nearly 20 years, the Men’s Divorce Law Firm has been standing up for the men and fathers of Central Florida in family court. We have been ranked in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, and the Lawyers of Distinction 2020. Call now to request a consultation and learn more about how we can serve you!

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