At Adams & Luka, our family law attorneys provide vigorous legal guidance and support in all areas of family law, including divorce, marital agreement settlements, and issues involving minor children. Some issues may include child support and custody, visitation, paternity, relocation of children, child abduction and enforcement, and developing a timesharing or parenting plan. We understand how difficult, stressful, and emotional a divorce can be, particularly when minor children are involved. Our goal is to address any and all of our clients' issues in a way that is compassionate, effective, and that resolves the issue in the quickest manner possible.Minors Involved Issues Common in Florida Divorce
In the "old days," most people believed that the mother would be awarded custody of the children, and for the most part, it was true. Today, the issue of child custody does not presume that the woman will be more favored than her spouse when it comes to timesharing of minor children. Generally speaking, a concept called Shared Parental Responsibility is used in Florida law. While a child or children may live the majority of the time with one of his or her parents, both parents have equal say regarding issues such as religion, health, education, discipline, and in other areas. When ex-spouses cannot come to an agreement on the issues, a judge will do it for you.
Child support is a very common issue in divorce. Many ex-spouses fail to pay child support in a timely manner, or even at all. While a mother or father may be court ordered to pay a specific amount in child support, failing to do so can result in the responsible party being put in jail for being in contempt of court.
Visitation is another issue that can result in feuding, bitterness, and resentment. In the majority of situations, children will live with one parent during the weekdays, then stay at the other parent's home on the weekends, or every other weekend. Parents can often work out the issue of timesharing on their own, however the court may intervene if parents cannot come to an agreement. The court always examines all factors such as schooling and the child's emotional well being, and therefore will determine visitation or timesharing based on the best interest of the child/children.Orange County Family Law Attorneys Working on Your Behalf
There are other issues that may arise when parents divorce. While infrequent, there are cases where one parent abducts the child/children, or payment of child support must be enforced. There are also issues of paternity in some situations, or one parent may be forced to relocate due to his or her career. Sometimes an ex-spouse remarries, and moves to another state. How do you handle these types of problems? Whether you are facing issues regarding which parent your children will live with, visitation, developing a parenting plan, or getting the child support your children deserve, our divorce lawyers are here to provide you with solid, effective legal guidance. We invite residents throughout Central Florida to contact us now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.