Child Custody and Visitation issues can be extremely complicated. These issues can occur before, during, or after a divorce, including situations in which the parents or the child’s guardians never entered into a legal marriage.

Tremendous strain can be placed not only the parents, but also the children, in child custody and child visitation circumstances. Brown Law, P.L., understands the burden that Child Custody and Visitation issues can bring upon individuals, and we possess the legal skills to handle these types of delicate legal matters.

Residence and contact issues typically arise in proceedings involving dissolution of marriage, annulment, paternity and other legal proceedings where children may be involved. In most jurisdictions, the issue of which parent the child will reside with, called the primary residential parent, is determined in accordance with what is in the best interests of the child.

As a law firm providing child custody, visitation, divorce, grandparent’s rights and family law legal services, we are prepared to represent you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. Our law firm knows how to apply the law to your specific legal needs and goals.

When you are involved in a child custody, visitation, divorce, or other family law dispute… we are here to help you. Call 407.344.3400 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Family law proceedings which involve issues of relocation, residence and contact often generate the most child custody and visitation disputes. It is important to note, that unless there is very good reason, a child/children should have contact with both parents.

Custody and Shared Parenting: In recent years, shared parental responsibility for the care, custody and control of a child has been ordered by the court. Although one parent may be awarded “primary residential parent”, both of the parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their children. This allows both parents to have equal say in major decisions relating to their children.

In certain situations, each parent may have an equal right to be declared the primary residential custodian of the minor child. The Court makes a ruling with regard to what it deems is in the best interests and welfare of the minor child. The Court will take into account various factors it believes will directly affect the welfare of the minor child in determining which parent will be the primary residential parent. One factor the courts often consider is which parent is more likely to allow contact between the secondary residential parent and the child. A parent who is less willing to allow visitation between the child and secondary residential parent could do more harm to the child than good.