Trusted Orlando Family Lawyer
Physical Custody: Protect your right to live with your child!
In a child custody case, physical custody describes a parent's ability
to live with their child after the divorce has been finalized. This is
type of custody is vital to maintaining a positive parent-child relationship.
At Richard A. Heller, P.A., we recognize the extreme importance of child
custody matters, and can provide the legal support you need to secure
a favorable ruling. Contact our firm today for a free consultation with
an experienced family lawyer.
Our Orlando child custody attorney is prepared to represent you throughout
your divorce. This dedication to top-quality service is reflected in consistent
client satisfaction, as demonstrated in our
BV® Distinguished™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. We have also been accredited with an
A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau, further indicating our high standing among clients and firms throughout
the legal community. To experience this service for yourself, call our
office today. We would like to discuss your child custody situation, and
can provide straightforward answers to your questions.
How Custody is Determined in Florida
Florida courts decide
child custody claims based upon what they believe to be your child's best interest.
It is important that you understand what to expect going into a custody
hearing, and that you have a seasoned legal representative at your side
as you pursue the best possible plan. Whether you are negotiating the
terms of custody in a collaborative divorce or are in the midst of a contested
divorce, our firm can consider all relevant factors as we develop an effective
approach to your case.
Custody is determined by the following factors:
- The child's preference
- Individual parenting skills
- Each parent's financial situation
- The child's health and medical needs
- Anything else that affects your child
With nearly 75 years of combined legal experience, our Orlando child custody
lawyers have seen many child custody cases progress through the court
system. We know the forms of supporting evidence the court will consider
when deciding where your children will live and can help you make the
most of any hearing. Work with our firm today to receive legal service
marked by integrity, skill, and dedication.
Obtaining Sole Custody
In many modern families, physical custody is shared by both parents. While
courts tend to favor joint custody rulings, they will always award a time-sharing
plan that serves your child's best interest. Sole custody, or custody
awarded to just one parent, is reserved for cases where a joint custody
plan would prove detrimental to your child's well-being.
Grounds for sole custody include:
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Domestic violence
If you would like to obtain physical custody of your children in a
divorce, call our firm today. Our firm can help you fight for sole custody when
any other ruling would be harmful to your child. We are dedicated to protecting
your children and your rights as a parent, and will do everything in our
power to pursue the results you need.
Obtain First-Rate Service at a Reasonable Price
Searching for an Orlando child custody attorney? Your situation is unique,
and our firm offers personalized service to ensure that your family's
needs are met throughout your case. We can help you seek physical custody,
joint custody, or a visitation schedule that suits your needs and protects
your children. With uncompromising ethical standards and a commitment
to affordable service, our firm can provide the counsel you seek.
Call Richard A. Heller, P.A. at (407) 501-4052 to learn how we can handle your case!