Making A Difficult Decision
Perhaps the most painful aspect of a divorce is the impact it has on your kids. In your deliberations on whether to part from a spouse, the welfare of your children was no doubt your greatest concern. When you divorce and children are a part of the proceedings, emotions for both you and a spouse may run very high.
Divorces for couples who have children can be more complicated than legal proceedings not involving kids. In addition to deciding on property division and alimony, issues of parental responsibilities and child support must also be addressed.
Given the complexity of these issues and the emotions they stir up, it’s important to secure the services of an attorney who can provide clear-headed, constructive counsel at every stage of the legal process.
Issues Relating To Divorce And Children
When children are involved, it can be difficult to navigate divorce proceedings without some degree of contentiousness between spouses. Parents commonly have differing perspectives about what is best for children. Provisions under the Florida family law code are designed to provide neutral solutions to some of the common issues that come up in these divorce cases.
While no amount of preparation can make going through a divorce with children easy, understanding the law helps you make informed decisions. A lawyer can help you do this by providing information you need, including:
- Legal perspectives on how to get custody of your child
- Child visitation issues that will have to be settled by the court
- Fathers' rights under the law in the state of Florida
- How a court addresses child relocation and moves after a divorce
- Parenting plans that can be used to achieve amicable custodial agreements
While these are some of the topics on which legal advice is most commonly sought, they are by no means the only issues. An attorney can provide information on all aspects of a divorce involving children.
Find Legal Help That Can Benefit Your Family
If you elect to file for divorce, some level of hurt and disappointment is likely to affect children. The last thing that any parent wants to do is to cause a child to suffer, which makes it vitally important that you be there to help children get through the dissolution of marriage with as little damage as possible.
Securing the services of an attorney can allow you to focus on the important work of helping your family heal. Your lawyer can be sure your interests are effectively represented in court proceedings regarding custody, child support and other important issues in divorces involving children.