Central Florida Child Custody Lawyer

Child custody is a challenging family law issue for divorcing couples, military families, and unwed parents who are no longer in a relationship. Regardless of your circumstances, the best way to protect your parental rights is to consult with an experienced child custody attorney.

At Patriot Legal Group, we represent clients throughout Central Florida in all types of child custody cases. As a veteran-owned law firm, we are dedicated to serving the community with dignity and compassion. Whether you are considering divorce or you are seeking to establish paternity, we will work to protect your parental rights. 

While the majority of child custody cases settle outside of court, it takes a lawyer who is knowledgeable in family law to help you create a workable parenting plan. When custody disputes or concerns about the fitness of a parent arise, you need the compassionate representation we provide. 

We understand that your primary concern is your relationship with your children and will help you find a solution that is most beneficial to them. Contact our office today to set up a consultation. 

Child Custody: Parental Responsibilities and Time-Sharing in Florida

If the parents cannot reach an agreement, the court will create a parenting plan that is in the children’s best interests. The court considers several factors when making this determination, including: 

  • The length of time the children have lived in a stable environment
  • The love, affection, and emotional bonds between the parents and the children
  • Each parent’s ability to provide for the children (e.g. food, clothing, medical care)
  • The willingness of each parent to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent
  • Each parent’s mental and physical health and moral fitness
  • Evidence of domestic violence, child abuse, or substance abuse by either parent
  • The wishes of a child if he or she is mature enough to express a preference 

Trust our child custody attorneys to work in the best interests of your family at all times and help preserve the bonds with your children. 

Why Choose Patriot Legal Group?

We believe that child custody issues can and should be resolved without court intervention. We have the skills and experience to help you create a parenting plan that works for all concerned, but we are also prepared to litigate if an agreement cannot be reached or there are allegations of child abuse and neglect.

When you become our client, we will take the time to learn about your family and understand your unique circumstances. Whether you are navigating a marital breakup or a paternity action, we will guide you through this difficult transition. Our legal team has a proven history of helping clients resolve the most challenging child custody issues and helping them restore order to their families. 

Our family law attorneys are keenly aware that your family circumstances can change. This is especially so for military families in which deployments can significantly impact child custody and time-sharing arrangements. Similarly, many families face other situations such as relocations, a job loss, or other lifestyle changes that may require a modification to a parenting plan. 

We also advise unmarried couples on child custody issues, including mothers who are seeking child support and fathers who are looking to protect their parental rights. Regardless of the circumstances facing you, we will offer you knowledge, compassion, and the personal attention you deserve.  

Contact Our Experienced Child Custody Lawyers

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, the best way to protect your parental rights and the well-being of your children is to have the informed representation we provide. Contact our office today to learn how we can help. 

Patriot Legal Group proudly serves clients throughout Florida, including Central Florida locations in and around our offices in Orlando, Tampa, and Auburndale.  The counties around our offices include Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, Volusia, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Flagler, and Pasco.