Largo Child Custody Attorney
For parents who choose to divorce, one of the most emotional components of divorce is typically how parenting time will be split, and with whom a child will live. Not only can the issue of child custody be emotional, but it may be divisive as well, leaving parents with hurt feelings and anger, and a child confused. At the Law Office of Gale H. Moore, P.A., our Largo child custody attorneys always approaches parenting plans and child custody issues with the best interests of the child in mind, and does everything possible to avoid conflict and ugly battles, including prioritizing mediation. If you are going through divorce or separation and are worried about parenting time and child custody, we can effectively represent you and answer all questions you may have about:
- How to file a petition for child custody;
- Whether or not you and your spouse can come to a parenting agreement on your own;
- What happens when an agreement cannot be reached;
- What factors the court considers when making a determination about child custody; and
- Whether or not a child custody arrangement can be modified at a later date.
It is important that you and your child’s other parent understand that you have a right to form a parenting plan on your own outside of court. This parenting plan needs to address the best interests of the child. By forming this plan on your own, you and your spouse can come to an agreement about how to split time, holidays, child rearing duties, and the like. As a trained mediator, Gale H. Moore can guide you through the process of forming a parenting plan outside of the courtroom.
While coming to an agreement is ideal, if an agreement cannot be reached, you and your spouse will need to go to court, where a judge will make a custody determination for you. Per Florida Statutes Chapter 61, the court will consider the following factors (amongst others) in order to make a child custody determination:
- The moral fitness of the parents, and their mental and physical health;
- The home, school, and community of the child;
- The reasonable preferences of the child;
- The ability of each parent to provide a stable environment for the child; and
- The ability of each parent to foster a healthy relationship between the child and their other parent.
Contact Our Experienced Largo Child Custody Attorneys Today
There is nothing scarier than the thought of losing parenting time with your child. At the Law Office of Gale H. Moore, we understand what you are going through, and that you have dozens of questions and concerns about navigating child custody laws moving forward. Our experienced Largo child custody attorneys will work for you and your child to protect best interests and improve the chances of a happy outcome. To schedule a consultation with us today, call our offices directly.