Going through a divorce is hard enough, but you will definitely want to make sure you have a good divorce attorney when there are children involved. Child custody cases can be extremely difficult and stressful, often because of the high level of emotion that is involved, so you need to have a trusted attorney on the case.
Before a child custody case goes to court, your former partner and you should always try to reach an agreement first. In fact, a divorcing couple is required to attend mediation under Florida law, when children are involved. A good divorce attorney will be able to help you through the mediation process. If mediation fails to produce a child custody agreement, a judge will resolve your child custody case, determining the fate of your children.
Knowledgeable divorce attorneys will look at your specific situation and determine if you should argue for sole custody or joint custody. Sole custody means you are the parent that makes the big decisions, such as where your child (or children) will go to school or church. Generally, when one parent is awarded sole custody, the other parent has set visitation times. Joint custody means both parents, together, come to some sort of an agreement about these types of big decisions.
Another important aspect of child custody cases are child support. A divorce attorney will not only help you retain custody in a child custody case, will but will also help you receive the child support needed in order to effectively raise your children.
The divorce attorneys at Reinfeld & Cabrera P.A. will vigorously defend your interests in a child custody case, while remaining sensitive to your family and personal needs. We are experienced at developing parenting plans that contain schedules for divorced parents who are sharing the responsibilities of raising minor children. You want knowledge and experience on your side when it comes to choosing a divorce attorney on a child custody case.