Boca Raton Child Custody & Visitation Attorneys
Fighting to Secure Your Child’s Best Interests
At Klein Law Group, our caring Boca Raton child custody lawyers have years of experience in child custody and visitation issues and can fight for parental rights. Child custody and visitation arrangements (now called “timesharing” in Florida) can be some of the most important and difficult issues facing divorcing couples with children. Parenting plans are complex and include factors like timesharing, communication methods, and who is responsible for decisions related to the children’s healthcare and education. Parental responsibility in a timesharing agreement can be either shared or sole and decisions for how responsibility is shared are based on a multitude of factors.
Ensuring that you have a trusted and knowledgeable family attorney on your side is an important step in protecting your family’s rights and arranging a timesharing agreement that benefits both you and your children. Our child custody lawyers offer compassionate and understanding guidance, while also being diligent in representing your best interests.
We understand how important it is that any custody agreement reflects what is best for your child. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you through this process.
Modification of Visitation Agreements
There are many factors that are considered before a divorce court or mediator makes a decision regarding child visitation rights. Visitation agreements are arranged for families that require a predetermined arrangement. Once these are assigned, they can be difficult to alter unless the circumstances surrounding the family members changes. However, with the help of a knowledgeable attorney, you may be able to petition for a change to your agreement.
Visitation Agreement Factors in Florida
The situation of a family at the time of divorce is the only information that can be used to make a judgment about what is best for the child. In most cases, each parent would like to have rights to visitation and custody, but the parent who is judged to be best equipped to offer the child a comfortable lifestyle will be given primary custody.
The factors that affect an agreement typically include:
- An intent to move large distances
- A criminal record or criminal charges
- Financial stability
- Failure to adhere to any previous legal arrangements
Any changes to your situation that have taken place since the divorce may be considered when requesting a change to your visitation agreement. Consult a legal professional for more information.
Enforcement of Visitation Agreements
It can be very difficult for spouses to agree on some aspects of a divorce settlement, particularly the ones involving child custody and visitation. When a court rules in favor of one parent and limits another to scheduled visitation rights, it can be a frustrating situation. However, agreements must be followed by both parents and any breach of this assignment may be met with legal consequences. This could include the non-custodial parent pursuing unauthorized visits or the custodial parent denying visitation for the other parent. If your former spouse is failing to abide by the terms of agreement, you may be able to take legal action in order to enforce the assigned visitations. The type of penalty assigned to a parent that disobeys an agreement primarily depends on the manner in which the agreement was broken and the type of action that was taken. It may result in a loss of parental rights or other punishment.
Protect Your Family’s Rights: Get a Free Consultation
Located in Boca Raton, our child custody attorneys are conveniently accessible to residents in the South Florida area. Receive a no-cost, no-obligation consultation by reaching out to a member of our team. This will give you the opportunity to discuss specific issues related to your case, as well as an idea of how you can move forward. Our lawyers have years of experience in family law and can provide caring yet aggressive guidance and representation as they fight to protect your family’s rights and assist you in securing an agreeable arrangement.