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What Should I Look for In An Orlando Child Custody Attorney?

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Going through a divorce is complicated and anxiety-inducing even under the best and most straightforward circumstances. When you have minor children from your marriage, and particularly when you are having difficulty reaching any kind of agreement with your ex, it is critical to have an experienced Orlando child custody & timesharing attorney on your side to advocate for your rights as a parent throughout your divorce case and to ensure that you do everything possible to remain a key figure in your child’s day-to-day life and in making important decisions about your child’s upbringing and well-being. As such, you will want to make sure that you have the best Orlando child custody lawyer to handle your case. What should you look for when you are meeting with child custody attorneys for your case?

The following are some important questions you should ask and considerations that you should take into account when you are looking for a Florida child custody lawyer for your case.

How Long Have You Been Handling Child Custody Cases in Florida? 

The best Orlando child custody attorneys will have significant experience handling child custody cases under Florida law and will be able to tell you more about their experience.

How Do You Approach Child Custody Cases? 

Child custody cases can be incredibly contentious, and they can be filled with bias and outmoded ideas about how co-parenting works in the twenty-first century. While it is certainly a broad question, you should ask any child custody lawyer about their approach to the child custody cases they handle. In so doing, you can ask follow-up questions about how they see the mother’s role or the father’s role in child custody and time-sharing, and how they might plan to show that it is in the child’s best interests for you to play a significant role in making decisions about the child’s life and in playing a key role in the day-to-day caretaking functions required for your child.

How Do Parents Play a Role in Child Custody Cases? 

You can also get a sense of a child custody lawyer’s approach to these kinds of cases by learning more about how the parent(s) tends to play a role in the lawyer’s strategy for and approach to the case. For example, does the lawyer tend to consult with the parent about legal strategy in advance? Does the attorney recommend family mediation involving the parents to reach an agreement about time-sharing in the Parenting Plan? You should also find out more about how you can contact the lawyer—i.e., by phone, text, email—and how frequently you should expect contact and replies from the attorney.

What is Your Child Custody Case Record? 

How many cases like yours has the lawyer handled in the past, and what has the outcome been in those cases? Does the attorney have testimonials you can read from previous clients, or would the lawyer be willing to put you in touch with former clients in child custody cases?

Contact Our Orlando Child Custody Attorneys 

If you are anticipating a child custody case in Florida, one of our dedicated Orlando child custody lawyers can help you. Our team is here to answer your questions today. Contact Anderson & Ferrin to learn more about the services we provide to clients in divorce and child custody matters in Florida.

Resource:

leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.13.html

 

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