Child custody issues can be some of the most frustrating and time-consuming concerns during divorce proceedings in Florida. If the ex-spouses agree on an arrangement, things may go relatively well, but in many cases there can be some or man disagreement.
It's important to work with a lawyer in order to seek the child custody arrangement you think is best for your child. Split custody is a good option but it is not always the best option for children. A lawyer can look at your situation and help you negotiate a custody schedule that works for both individuals.
Child custody is often more complex than just who gets the child on which days. Individuals also need to consider how they will split legal custody. Other topics of discussion may include which holidays will be spent with which parent and how vacations are taken throughout the year.
While these topics can bring a lot of stress to someone seeking divorce, a lawyer can help you navigate the ins and outs of the process in order to reach an outcome that makes you feel comfortable.
Having a lawyer on your case can also be important if you ever plan to make future modifications. The child custody arrangement you have may work for you now, but it might not work as well when your son or daughter is a teenager. In this case, you may need to turn to the court system in order to ask for a modification of your child custody arrangement.