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When a divorce involves children, there a number of things that must be decided by the parents, including who gets custody of the children.  Some couples going through divorce are able to come to a mutual agreement about child custody, while others are unwilling to compromise.  It is in the child’s best interest for the parents to come to a mutual agreement about child custody, but if this is not possible the decision will be left up to a judge.  In the event that you become involved in a child custody battle resulting from a divorce, the best thing you can do is contact a South Florida family lawyer for help.

There are four different types of child custody:

  • Legal Custody
  • Physical Custody 
  • Sole Custody
  • Joint Custody

The judge will consider certain facts and issues to determine what type of custody is in the best interests of the child.  Some of the guidelines used by Florida judges to determine child custody include:

  • The child’s age
  • Who assumed the primary responsibility of caring for the children during the marriage
  • Each parent’s work schedule
  • Each parent’s parenting capabilities (physically and emotionally)
  • If the child has an emotional bond with a particular parent
  • If one parent is trying to use the child to hurt the other
  • If either parent is in some way unfit to raise the child
  • If one parent is attempting to discontinue the child’s relationship with the other parent

Child Custody Attorney in South Florida

South Florida family lawyer Sean Sweeney has the skill and experience necessary to assist you during a child custody battle.  Child custody disputes can be very emotionally taxing on clients because parents care deeply for their children.  A skilled family law attorney can look out for the best interests of you and your children by gathering all pertinent evidence to help convince the judge to rule in your favor.

If you are involved in a child custody battle or have questions about child custody, contact a South Florida Child Custody Attorney at The Sweeney Law Group today!

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