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Establishing Your Role In Your Child’s Future

The most important decision an adult will make is how to care for their child. When a couple is not together, they need to be proactive in determining what the future will look like. The Law Office of Kenneth J. Louie has helped clients throughout Florida who need help with custody and visitation schedules. We understand the value of the choices you are making.

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Child custody arrangements can come in all shapes and sizes. It is all unique to your family unit and what works best for you. When things cannot be solved amicably, we will do everything we can to represent not only you but also your child. Visitation schedules are similar in that they can be agreed upon without having to go in front of a judge. Simply put, this is the time set aside for the noncustodial parent to see their child. Again, it is unique to you.

Visitation schedules are very specific. They often name the date, time and location for the parent and child to meet. This is so that everyone is on the same page. It also helps clear up any confusion moving forward. In certain situations, supervised visitation can also be set up. Again, it is all unique to your needs. Our attorney can talk you through the options and help you decide what will work best for you and your family. It’s important to remember that modifications can always be made, should your needs change as time goes on.

What Factors Affect Child Custody?

Child custody is one of the most difficult and emotional battles that can play out in family court. If a child custody decision has to go to court, it is the responsibility of a family court judge to decide what is in a child’s best interests, so they will consider such factors as:

  • A parent’s history of domestic abuse or violence
  • A parent’s ability to provide for their child
  • A parent’s overall fitness and health
  • The relationship between a parent and their child
  • The ability of each parent to work with the other
  • A parent’s ability to give their child a stable upbringing

Even a small detail can greatly sway the judge’s final decision. Our child custody attorneys can help gather evidence proving you are more than capable of taking custody of your child.

What Happens When Visitation Rules Are Not Being Met?

A court-ordered custody and visitation agreement clarifies what is expected from each parent. However, just because there is a court order, that does not mean a parent will follow the visitation rules. A parent could frequently miss days of visitation or deny the other parent their visitation rights.

If your child’s other parent violates your visitation agreement regularly, you need an attorney to address the matter and ask for the court’s help in enforcing the rules. In some cases, our attorneys can create a strategy that gives our clients more custody and visitation rights if their child’s other parent continues to violate the rules.

What Are Some Common Misconceptions People Have About Child Custody and Visitation?

Some of our clients come to us with concerns about information they were told or read online. Many of these issues are caused by misconceptions. Some myths include:

  • Courts will always give mothers custody
  • Fathers always have to pay child support
  • Parents must always share custody
  • A parent can withhold custody if the other parent does not pay child support

We want to nip these myths in the bud. Our child custody attorneys will answer any of your questions.

If You Have Questions, Call Today

These cases must be handled with the utmost attention and care. Make sure you have a compassionate, aggressive attorney by your side. Call our office in Plantation at 954-546-7328 to schedule a consultation today. You can also fill out our contact form online.