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Plymouth, FL Men’s Custody Lawyers

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We know how important your time with your kids is. You yearn to be more than just an “every other weekend” dad, and we are the firm that can keep that from becoming your reality. Whether you recently went through divorce and are navigating custody for the first time or not, our skilled Plymouth men’s custody lawyers are ready to step in and give you the legal support you need.

We protect the parental rights of fathers and advocate for them to spend an equal amount of time with their children, which is in their best interests according to the state of Florida. We will take the time to get to know you, your kids, and your unique situation so that we can determine the most effective strategy. You can rely on us to fight for a fair outcome! Call today to book an initial consultation and learn more about how we can serve you.

Plymouth Men’s Custody Lawyers

Parents Have The Opportunity To Agree On Custody And Their Parenting Plan

When parents agree on how to share custody, their parenting plan is included as part of their divorce agreement and signed off on by the judge handling their case. In some cases, the parents are able to reach an agreement on their own. In other cases, they may need to participate in mediation or collaboration to reach those agreements. Both of these alternative dispute resolution methods allow each party to express their desires and concerns in an environment that is less intimidating than a courtroom.

Without the need for court intervention, they can also save a considerable amount of time and money. These methods are typically not suited for couples with a lot of conflict between them, because they are required to engage in constructive and respectful discussion. Our experienced Plymouth men’s custody lawyers can help you determine if collaboration or mediation are viable options for you and your former spouse.

What Happens When Parents Can’t Agree On Custody

When parents cannot come to an agreement on their own or through any other means, a judge will be the one to make the final decision. Florida family courts operate under a 50/50 custody presumption, meaning equal custody is presumed to be in the child’s best interests unless there is substantial evidence proving otherwise. A judge will also consider the following before issuing their final ruling:

  • Parental responsibilities
  • The child’s current living arrangements
  • The well-being of each parent
  • The child’s preferences
  • The consistency of each parent’s lifesty;e
  • Each parent’s level of involvement
  • Any instances of substance abuse issues
  • Cooperativeness
  • And more.

Each of our Plymouth men’s custody lawyers are capable litigators, putting you in the best position if your custody matter does end up before a judge.

How Our Plymouth Men’s Custody Lawyers Can Help You Get The Best Possible Outcome

Custody matters are sensitive and it’s easy for your emotions to run away from you, especially in high-conflict cases. If that happens, you can rely on our compassionate team to keep you focused on what truly matters and ensure that you continue to make the most practical and beneficial decisions. We will protect your parental rights as well as your kids’ well-being each step of the way and connect you with resources that may aid you in your post-custody or post-divorce co-parenting journey.

Additionally, we will not approach your case with a “one-size-fits-all” strategy, because what worked for someone else may not work for your family. We put careful time and consideration into your individual needs and uphold the utmost transparency with you from start to finish. While we may not always tell you what you want to hear, you can trust that we will tell you what you need to know to move forward. Call today to schedule your initial consultation and discover your options.

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