Child Custody Lawyers Serving Orlando And South Florida

Careful Consideration Where Children Are Involved

Issues involving children are the single greatest concern for many people facing divorce. Mothers and fathers must carefully consider what arrangements will serve children's best interests — as that is by far the dominant objective of all Florida courts in family law matters.

Forming clear goals for custody and parenting time and deciding how to aggressively pursue them are challenges that demand counsel from an experienced attorney. At Elkins & Freedman, you will be represented by a Fort Lauderdale attorney for child custody who has helped more than 10,000 clients navigate the complexities of divorce. We also pursue justified post-divorce modifications and address custody/parenting time challenges for unmarried parents.

Targeting Fair, Reasonable Outcomes

When you work with our law firm, you will understand your rights and all viable options. You will benefit from compassionate yet realistic guidance on what is achievable. The following are important considerations when determining custody and time sharing matters:

  • Orders will be entered for both residential custody, determining where children will live, and legal custody, stipulating whether both parents are entitled to input on key decisions regarding children's education, medical care and more.
  • Under all but extremely adversarial circumstances, negotiating a custody agreement, visitation arrangement and parenting plan that does justice to both parents' roles is far preferable to costly, stressful litigation that puts these critical decisions in the hands of a judge.
  • Mothers' and fathers' rights are equal under Florida law, but children's ages, whether one parent has been the primary caregiver, and many other factors must be evaluated in forming a custody strategy.

Contact Florida Lawyers Who Understand What's At Stake

We will respect how important your children are to you and focus on helping you make the best possible decisions. You can count on clear, accurate guidance on issues ranging from whether you should expect to be awarded primary residential custody to what your rights are regarding legal custody.

Our work together can begin with a free consultation. In recognition of all the pressures you face, we offer evening and weekend appointments and manageable payment plans. For personal attention and deeply experienced legal representation, please call 800-992-1277 or email our lawyers at any of our seven offices, including locations in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.