Protecting Relationships between Children and Parents
Child custody is the most important and often most emotionally challenging part of ending a relationship. Concerns about where the children will live and how often each parent will see his or her children can take a devastating toll. In Florida, family courts do their best to make it possible for children to have both parents in their lives.
At the Leininger Law Firm, P.A., we represent clients in child custody disputes in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding areas. We apply our legal knowledge and thoughtful, respectful approach to child custody and all other family law issues.
Creating Parenting Plans That Work
Florida law now requires the creation of a parenting plan. This is an agreement that spells out various parental responsibilities, including child custody, visitation and child support. We help clients negotiate parenting plans that are effective and fair for both parties and ensure that the plan is in the best interests of the parties' child or children.
When deciding whether to approve a custody agreement, courts in Florida weigh a number of statutory factors. The goal is to make sure that the custody arrangement is in the best interest of the children. Destin child custody lawyer Michael Leininger has thorough knowledge of the factors that must be considered when developing an appropriate parenting plan.
Crestview Custody Modifications Lawyer
Any number of life events may arise that may require the original custody arrangement to be modified. Some examples include:
- Parental Relocations — a parent wants to move away from the area with the child
- Employment Change — a parent gets a new job or loses a job, causing significant changes in income
- Medical Issues — a parent or child develops medical problems that require custody or support alterations
Informal modification agreements between parents will not be recognized or enforced by the court. If there has been a significant change in circumstances, it is important that you speak with an experienced child custody modification attorney to create an agreement that will be enforceable in court.
Contact an Experienced Destin Child Custody Lawyer
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