Determining Legal Custody in Florida
Trusted Daytona Beach Child Custody Attorney
divorce, many parents experience damaged relationships with their children. Poorly
resolved custody decisions and unexperienced attorneys inflict lasting
consequences on families each day. At The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Klein,
we believe it doesn't have to be this way.
The ability to make decisions for your child is important and we want to
ensure that you don't lose this treasured privilege. As esteemed Daytona
Beach divorce attorneys, we've been representing local residents for
more than a decade. Our firm looks forward to providing you with the highest
level of legal counsel for your
family law matters.
What is considered legal custody?
custody, or at least a portion of it, is usually a parent's first priority.
Legal custody tends to fall to the back burner but it is equally important
and should not be disregarded. Florida refers to legal custody as 'parental
responsibility,' which essentially means the ability to make decisions
for your child.
Similar to physical custody, parental responsibility can be either sole
or shared. The court begins with the assumption that shared parental responsibility
would be in the child's best interests unless negative factors cause
them to think otherwise.
Parental responsibility means you can make decisions for your child regarding:
- Religious affiliation
- Medical treatment
- Living situations
Under shared parental responsibility, both parents are required to work
together to make mutually satisfactory decisions. If they are unable to
do so, the court may order sole parental responsibility. This gives just
one parent the authority to make all major decisions for the child.
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Not only does your child deserve what's best,
you deserve what's best. No parent should be unnecessarily cutoff from
a relationship with their children, but it does happen. Your choice of
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