Jacksonville Child Visitation Lawyer

Skilled Representation for Child Visitation Disputes in Florida

In most situations, it is vital that both parents remain a significant part of their child's life. When it comes to child custody, most courts favor the option of joint custody. The goal is to have a parenting plan that allows the child to spend ample amounts of quality time with both parents. When sole custody is awarded to one party, the other individual will typically receive visitation rights. This is an allowance to spend designated time with their children. Sole custody is awarded when one member is observed as more suitable to care for the child than the other parent.

The visitation schedule should be designed to accord with both parent's schedules so that the custodial parent is not inconvenienced by the court order. If you have reason to believe that the other parent is unsuitable to even be around your child, you have the ability to request that the visitation times be supervised and limited. As a Jacksonville visitation lawyer, I can help you prepare a case to ensure that you can obtain visitation rights.

Going through a visitation dispute? Don't hesitate to reach out to Charles E. Willmott, P.A. to start discussing your case with our Jacksonville child visitation attorney today. 

How is Visitation Decided in Florida?

In Florida, visitation is determined by the court. A parent's time with the child or "time sharing" is roughly equal in many cases. The judge will also determine a visitation schedule according to various factors including which parent has been designated as the primary / custodial parent and what is in the best interest of the child. Generally speaking, the custodial parent often has the final say in disagreements over visitation, but when both parents cannot come to an agreement the court has to decide the schedule for them to follow.

Are you Seeking Visitation Rights in Jacksonville, FL?

If you are the party seeking visitation rights, you will have to prove to the court that you possess the ability to care for the child during your designated visitation times. You will also have to show that visitation will be beneficial to your child or children. It is important to be prepared with a strong and valid case when appearing to the court. You can also, in time, prove yourself capable and reputable enough to have the schedule revised, or modified, in your favor. Each case will have to be uniquely addressed by the court, and through an assessment of the child's best interest, visitation rights can be determined. By enlisting the help of one of my firm's child visitation lawyers in Jacksonville, you can have the maximum possibility of receiving visitation rights.

Whether you need representation for developing a visitation schedule or modifying an existing order, contact the Jacksonville child custody lawyer at Charles E. Willmott, P.A. today. 

See What our Clients Say


  • "Charles Willmott is a dedicated professional who will speak the truth. Mr. Willmott is straightforward with his clients and is willing to listen. He can take what at times can be very messy situations and come up with a clear plan of action."
  • "I was a mess the first day I met with him; he immediately put my mind at ease and explained the different outcomes my divorce may have had. He's extremely knowledgeable, upfront, and honest."
  • "I have been a client of Charles for almost nine years, and he has never let me down. He always told me what to expect and has been right every time."
Your Family Deserves Dedicated Attention
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Board Certified in Marital & Family Law
  • Nearly 30 Years of Experience in Family Law
  • Personalized Attention for Individual Needs
Contact Us Today We're Here to Help

Fill out the form below or feel free to call us at (904) 849-5183. We also offer remote video & Zoom conferences.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.