Child Custody

Jacksonville Military Child Custody Attorney

Military couples undoubtedly face unique struggles that other families do not have to regularly encounter. Military couples spend a significant amount of time away from one another, which could cause difficulties in almost any divorce. This is one of the primary reasons that military couples decide to dissolve their marriage. When this occurs, there are very important steps that should be taken to ensure that each individual's rights are accurately regarded. Child custody is one of the most highly disputed aspects of a military divorce.

Protecting the Child's Best Interest

When the military parent spends a great amount of time away from his or her child, child custody becomes a hard fight to win. These complicated schedules often make this topic an extensive challenge. It is not automatically assumed that the mother will receive full custody because the state of Florida takes many factors into consideration.

The parents should be able to develop a parenting plan, whether through mediation or on their own. If they are able to agree on a plan that shows evidence of placing the best interest of the child as first priority, the courts will typically accept the agreement.

Putting Quality Legal Help on Your Side

Military divorce is unlike any other sort and therefore, the child custody situation will have unique challenges of its own. It can be a wise decision to hire a military custody lawyer from my firm who can make sure that your rights are protected and your child's best interest is made first priority.

The courts typically encourage both parents to maintain a healthy and communal relationship with the children as to show that both parties are invested in their child's life. I can ensure that a parenting plan is developed that values the children and safeguards your rights. I am confident in my ability to help and discuss this situation with you in an informative manner.

Call my firm today at (904) 849-5183 for the dependable representation you need in a complex time like this. 

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