Child Custody Attorney in Jacksonville
Fighting for Your Right to Child Custody: Call (904) 638-3134
Determining the physical and legal custody of a minor child is one of the
most emotional issues a divorcing couple can face. Our Jacksonville
family attorneys at
Hutchinson Law have experience handling these cases with an aggressive yet compassionate
attitude, helping clients deal with the myriad other factors that are
part of a divorce case.
Why Choose Our Child Custody Lawyers?
At Hutchinson Law, we offer skilled advocacy to protect your relationship
with your child.
- 10+ years' trial law experience
- Personalized attention & individualized legal strategies
- Strong communication with our clients throughout each case
- Flexibility: We offer evening & weekend appointments
Our child custody lawyers want to help clients pursue as peaceful and swift
as a resolution as possible, but we do realize that your child's future
is at stake. If the other parent cannot agree with you on custody, Hutchinson
Law is prepared to aggressively pursue the matter in court. Discover how
our legal team can help you today.
Send us a message or call our Jacksonville child custody lawyer today at (904) 638-3134!
Child Custody vs. Parenting Plan – New Florida Laws
New laws became effective on October 1, 2008, and the term “child
custody” has been replaced with
“parenting plan”,requiring all divorcing couples with a minor child to establish an agreement
that ensures the child continues to have frequent, continued contact with
both parents once the divorce is final. The idea is for both parents to
stay involved in raising of the child and to share in the parenting responsibilities.
Visitation is worked out through a time sharing or shared parenting time schedule.
Our firm is able to assist you with all
types of custody, including:
physical custody, and
joint custody. We also handle
parenting plan modifications.
What does the court takes into consideration?
When determining the physical custody of the child, it is important to
consider the following:
- Parents' work schedules
- Child's school or daycare schedule
- Distance between the parents' home
- Proposed visitation schedule
- Best interests of the child
The court will generally take the child’s best interests into account
as the determining factor in child custody decisions, which often means
considering joint custody. You need to work with a lawyer who is committed
to protecting your child's best interests by asserting your parental
rights. At Hutchinson Law, our dedicated Jacksonville child custody attorneys
are ready with over a decade of insight to help you preserve your relationship
with your child.
Information on Parenting Plans