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Child Custody Attorneys in Putnam County

Protecting our clients' rights surrounding custody, parental responsibility and visitation/timesharing

Fairly Dividing Custody Between ExesDivorce can be a stressful situation for everyone, especially if there are children involved. The final result of these matters can alter the course of their lives forever. It is no surprise, then, that custody matters are often among the most contentious issues in divorce. Everyone wants to be certain that their children are getting the love and care they need.

The Putnam County child custody attorneys at Hedstrom and Harris have a depth of experience in representing parents with legal matters surrounding child custody, parental responsibilities and visitation/timesharing. Many individuals have entrusted these types of family law cases to us, and we are passionate about helping them reach their goals.

Reach out to us today for help with your custody issues. (386) 200-6547.

Parenting Plans

In Florida, the legal term for a child custody arrangement is a parenting plan. A parenting plan is established to determine the parental responsibilities of each parent and the timesharing/visitation schedule.

Parental responsibilities define to what extent each parent has the right to make legal decisions regarding the child. In most cases parental responsibility is shared between both parents, although there are cases when it's in the best interest of the child for one parent to be granted sole parental responsibility.

In addition to determining parental responsibilities, a parenting plan also includes a timesharing/visitation schedule, which will dictate when each parent will physically have the child in their care.

How Is A Parenting Plan Determined in Florida?

The judges in Florida will always base decisions on the “best interests of the child.” These are important factors in evaluating not only the outcome of a parenting plan, but also shape how the child is raised into adulthood. These decisions can have a lasting impact on the child.

These determining factors might include:

  • How the child is currently living
  • What the child needs to continue thriving emotionally, mentally, and physically
  • How each parent can financially and emotionally provide for the child
  • If either parent has had problems with abusing drugs or alcohol
  • If either parent has committed acts of abuse, domestic violence, or sexual abuse
  • The child’s education, extracurricular activities, or religious considerations
  • How the parents can amicably come together to make decisions about their child

Furthermore, in most cases it is in the best interest of the child to maintain a relationship with both parents. A case that involves a parent who has been abusive in the past can often be more difficult and contentious; that parent may be limited in the type of parental responsibility and/or visitation/timesharing arrangements available. Ultimately, the child’s safety and happiness are of the utmost concern.

Choose Hedstrom and Harris to Fight for You

If you find yourself in a dispute over a parenting plan, it is important to seek qualified legal help right away. The experienced attorneys at Hedstrom and Harris are prepared to come to your aid. There is so much involved in the laws surrounding custody and a child's wellbeing; We can advise you through it all. Let us help you build your case and ensure your parental rights are protected.

Our child custody lawyers in Putnam County are ready for your call. Reach out to us now at (386) 200-6547.

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