Determining Parenting Time Can Be Difficult; We Can Help
Deciding how your child will split his or her time between both parents can be difficult. The Law Office of Hollis E. Mandell, P.A. has worked with clients in the Fort Lauderdale area and across Florida to find an agreement they can be comfortable with. We are here to provide you with all of the information you need so that you can make smart decisions about your future.
Keeping The Child’s Best Interests At The Forefront Of Every Case
One of the most important things to know is that child custody or parenting time does not have to be decided by the court. In an ideal world, you and your partner will be able to reach an agreement before going in front of a judge. While we aim to solve these disputes amicably, we will go to court when necessary. The goal is to reach a reasonable outcome that leaves a lasting agreement that both sides can live with.
As always, the top priority for everyone involved is the best interest of the child. Courts use the best interest factors to determine an appropriate child custody/visitation or parenting time arrangement. Some of the factors that the court will look at include:
- How best to preserve consistency for the child
- The ability of either parent to provide for the child
- Any past evidence of physical abuse by a parent
- Whether or not a parent is using or abusing drugs or alcohol
- The ability of the parents to work together and keep the other informed about things that are happening with the child
Working together to find an agreement can help reduce some of the stress and uncertainty that can arise when things head inside the courtroom. We do everything we can to help you and your co-parent develop a lasting plan that helps your child continue to thrive after the divorce or end of your relationship.
As time goes on and when things change, you can make modifications to this agreement. We also help those who wish to relocate to another city or state with their child. Our attorney is here to find tailored solutions to your unique needs.
For Answers To Your Questions, Call Today
Trust our lawyer, with over 20 years of experience, who will fight for the best possible solution. We provide the individualized attention you and your family deserve. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Fort Lauderdale today at 954-546-7438 or fill out our contact form.