Issues Involving Children
At Adams & Luka, our Orlando family law attorneys understand that the most important issues in the practice of family law are those that involve children. Whether you are parents who are divorcing or have already separated and are trying to come to an agreement regarding custody, support, relocation, visitation, or timesharing, we understand the emotional impact and trauma children often experience. This is why it is vital to choose an experienced, compassionate attorney when dealing in legal matters involving children.
Ultimately, no matter how amicable or contentious a situation between parents or legal guardians is, it is important that your attorney and the courts focus first on the best interests of the child or children. Divorce is extremely common in today's society; whether you are married, have been married, or share children without the benefit of marriage, there are ways to resolve issues while protecting the emotional and psychological health of any children to a greatest extent possible.
Some of our areas of focus in relation to issues involving children in central Florida include:
- Child Abduction and Enforcement
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Minors Involved
- Child Relocation
- Timesharing Parenting Plan
When it comes to who will retain custody of the children, visitation, relocation, shared parental responsibilities, and other issues, the courts evaluate many factors in an effort to determine what solutions are in the best interest of the child, or how certain decisions will affect the child's welfare. These factors may include:
- Whether the child has been abused by a parent, or involved in domestic violence
- How morally "fit" a parent is
- Physical and/or mental health of parents
- For children who are mature/intelligent in terms of making a decision, the preference of the child in regards to which parent he/she prefers to live with
- How capable each parent is in terms of providing a child with clothing, food, housing, medical care, and other necessities
- The child's home, school, and community record
- and more
Child abduction and enforcement is another issue that can be difficult to deal with. We understand that as a parent or legal guardian, you desire a positive resolution to your issue, but you also want what is best for your children. Protecting your children and helping them remain emotionally stable regardless of how sensitive the issues are is our primary goal.Contact Adams & Luka Now
Parents who divorce or unmarried parents who separate are understandably concerned about who will have custody, visitation, shared parenting, child support, and other issues. We understand your concerns, and will work vigorously in an effort to reach your desired outcome while keeping your child or children's best interests at heart. For outstanding legal guidance and support regarding family issues, contact Adams & Luka now at (407)872-0307 or (352)787-2101.