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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 Winter Park 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 58 years of combined legal experience, our Winter Park 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
  • Abandonment

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 a Winter Park 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!

Notice: Due to COVID-19, we may schedule telephone and video consultations and are available via Zoom, Facetime, Skype, and Messenger. Weekend initial consultations are also available. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions!


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