At one time, mothers had an advantage in child custody decisions and fathers only rarely prevailed. This is no longer the case. And in addition to the fact that both parents now stand on an equal footing in these issues, courts in Florida and across the nation have begun to recognize the custody and visitation rights of other family members, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, and fathers.
At the Lasky Law Firm, we represent clients on all sides of these issues in the Jacksonville area and throughout northeast Florida. Our Jacksonville child custody lawyers can provide you with high quality legal services and litigation in matters involving:
Child Custody Determined in Florida
In general, courts will make custody decisions based on the "Best Interest of the Child" standards. Factors that are considered before reaching these decisions include:
We understand the sensitive, emotionally charged nature of child custody issues, and work to help you through this process by being accessible and responsive to your needs and by actively communicating and keeping you informed as the case progresses. Our legal approach is aggressive and designed to protect both your rights and the future that you will share with your children.
A Word on Child Custody and Relocation
If you already hold primary legal custody of your children and are considering a geographic relocation, new changes in the law may impose certain notification requirements on you before you can complete your move. A Jacksonville child custody attorney from our firm can help you to determine if you must meet these new requirements. We can help you navigate through the process and start your new life off on the right foot.
To discuss a child custody-related concern that you have and to learn more about our practice, contact our Jacksonville child custody lawyer today.