Child custody can be a deeply contentious issue in any divorce or separation involving children. Parents naturally have strong feelings about where their child should live and how they should be brought up. The laws are complex, and emotions can be at a fever pitch. Understanding family law options can be invaluable to parents who are navigating the child custody process.

Several weeks ago, a previous post here described how parenting plans are drawn up. Parenting plans set out how parents will share the task of raising their children. A parenting plan will describe the schedule of visitation, health care responsibilities, educational expectations, how holidays will be handled and more. A court must find that the plan is in the best interests of the child. Parents can try to agree on a plan to submit to the court for its approval. If the parents cannot agree on a plan, the judge may need to draw up a plan for the parents.

Parents will want to both get the result that is best for their child and protect their own rights as parents. At our law firm, we have a great deal of experience with family law matters, For 35-plus years, we have assisted people in Winter Park, Florida, with their child custody issues. Over the years, we have helped many parents with getting parenting plans that fulfill their needs and the needs of their children. For more information on the services we provide, please visit the child custody and visitation page on our website.