Provide Protection and Stability For Your Children

Whether a couple is facing a divorce or separation, these situations can be traumatic to those involved. From experiencing the process of the case itself to the change in lifestyle, both parties face trying times. The event of a divorce affects children as well; their entire lives change as their parents traverse the experience.

If the parties have minor children, child custody is an essential element during a divorce. In the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and the corresponding Answer, the parties inform the judge whether the case involves custody and other issues affecting their children. Parker & DuFresne is home to child custody lawyers who provide stability, protection, and any other needs for the parents and children that are involved.

Child Custody and the Parenting Plan

Under Florida law, minors are allowed frequent contact with both parents. Additionally, the terms “custody” and “primary or secondary responsibility” are no longer used and have been replaced with the term “parenting plan.”

The law requires a parenting plan whenever a case involves minor children, even if there are no disputes. Your custody lawyer will help form your plan.

Parenting plans include a range of information that consists of the list below.

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Jurisdiction
  • Parental responsibility
  • Information sharing
  • Scheduling
  • Time-sharing schedule
  • Transportation and exchange of children
  • Education
  • Extra-Curricular activities
  • Communication
  • Childcare
  • Changes or modifications of the Parenting Plan
  • Relocation
  • Disputes or conflict resolution
  • Parent/child contact

Our team will dedicate their time to assist the parent during a child custody dispute to create a parenting plan that will benefit your children. The child custody lawyers will sit down and listen to any concerns that you may have while providing sound advice.

When parents disagree on the parenting plan or when other child-related issues arise, the family law judge will make the final determination based upon the best interest of the child. Our child custody lawyers at Parker & DuFresne have decades of experience with these complex and emotional disputes. Under Florida law, the needs and best interests of children are the Court’s primary concern. We will work to represent you and prepare arguments that presented to the Court your children’s and your best interest.

Experienced, Compassionate Child Custody Attorneys

Parker & DuFresne represent the well-being of both the children and the parent to ensure that the parenting plan will beneficial for all. We approach every case differently to ensure that you are treated with respect and compassion. Our team assists clients in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas with even the most complex child custody cases. To learn more about your options for obtaining child custody, contact us today.