For most couples with children, a divorce only signals the end of the marriage, not the end of their parental responsibilities. All Florida divorces involving children will consider factors between the parents based on the children's best interests. This includes child custody arrangements, alimony and child support payments.
Generally speaking, Florida has recognized that the involvement of both parents in the lives of their children are important to the children's development. To that end, Florida family law courts sometimes take extraordinary steps to see that both parents share in some form of joint custody of their children.
Ideally, divorced parents will share equal joint legal and physical custody of their children in some manner. In a perfect world, both parents would have equal access in the day-to-day care of their children as well as having equal input as to their upbringing.
However, the reality is that people and their life circumstances change over time. For example, what once may have been a working child custody arrangement at the time of the divorce may no longer be appropriate for either the parents or the children just a few years later.
Substance abuse problems, the onset of physical or mental disabilities or even out-of-state relocation due to employment are all examples of parental issues that may require some form of legal modification to existing court orders.
Based in Miami, Florida, our law offices represent clients in North Miami, Miami-Dade County and throughout the South Beach area. We help clients find solutions to their unique child custody, alimony and child support issues based on their individual needs.
Prospective clients should know that we accept all major credit cards and also offer Spanish-language services.