Experienced Hendry County Custody Lawyer
Child custody laws in Florida always favor the best interest of the child and do not favor one parent above the other. Joint custody is always the goal, so children can transition into living without both parents as smoothly as possible. However, there are often times in which one parent is not fit to have custody or when one parent tries to deny the other their right to visitation without due merit. At this point, it’s important to seek legal help to protect the needs of the child.
If you are struggling amidst a child custody battle in Hendry County, the Law Office of Michael M. Raheb can offer you the aggressive and dedicated legal counsel you deserve to protect your rights and those of your children.
Understanding Florida Child Custody Laws
In order to determine who gets custody of a child in Hendry County, several factors will be examined, including the child’s relationship with each parent and the parent’s ability to provide for the child emotionally and financially. Florida child custody laws are complex, but Hendry County custody lawyer Michael M. Raheb will explain all the details and keep you well-informed throughout the duration of your case.
The first thing that will be established is whether a parent will have legal or physical custody. Legal custody, known as Shared Parental Responsibility in Florida, allows one or both parents the ability to make legal decisions regarding their child’s health, education, religion, and other important life or legal matters. Physical custody determines where the child will live. In Florida, the parent who has physical custody and takes care of the child on a daily basis is called the Primary Residential Parent. Usually, one parent will have physical custody while the other will have visitation rights. This is known as joint custody. However, there are times in which one parent may not be fit to have joint custody, and so, the other may be granted sole custody.
Unfortunately, there are times when one parent tries to limit the other’s custody rights unfairly. If you are struggling with child custody or would like to appeal a court’s decision, turn to Hendry County custody lawyer Michael M. Raheb, P.A. today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and discuss your rights under the law.