Child Custody Lawyer in Maitland, FL

Do You Need to Make Decisions Regarding Custody?

While it is a sad reality, children are often the ones who are most impacted by divorce. When two spouses split and move to different homes, making decisions regarding child custody become necessary. As a parent with custody over your child, you are able to make important decisions on their behalf, such as determining a place of residence, making decisions regarding health care, and more.

Sole & Joint Custody

Child custody laws in the State of Florida are designed to protect the best interests of the child and favor frequent contact with both parents. They also encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities. Because of this, it is often best for both parents to come to an agreement with a joint custody arrangement whenever possible. However, in some circumstances, it may be in the best interests of the child to award one parent sole custody.

Courts will take a variety of factors into account when determining child custody arrangements, such as:

  • How suitable each physical home environment is
  • Love, affection, and emotional ties between each parent and their child
  • Mental health, physical health, and morality of each parent
  • The reasonable preferences of the child
  • Any evidence of abuse or neglect in the home
  • Any evidence of drug or alcohol abuse in the home
  • Which parent is more likely to allow contact between the child and the secondary residential parent

We Help Protect Your Rights & Your Child's Best Interests

At The Troum Law Firm, P.A., we have more than 30 years of experience in the legal field and the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to answer your questions regarding child custody. Whether you and your ex-spouse are looking to create a joint arrangement, you need your rights protected in court, or anything in between, count on our Maitland child custody attorney to protect the best interests of you and your child at all times, while working towards the most positive outcome possible.

Contact our firm now at (321) 428-2247 to make an appointment for an initial consultation.