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Family Law in Palm Beach County – Child Custody

child-custody_180x120Child custody or child guardianship are the legal terms that describe the relationship between a parent and his or her child, the right of the parent to make decisions for the child and the parent’s duty to take care of the child. There isn’t a more sensitive, emotional or acrimonious area of family law than this.

Family law proceedings that involve residence and contact of children often cause bitter disputes. Some parents cooperate when it comes to sharing their children and resort to mediation to settle a dispute, but other cases pit one parent against another. There are mutual accusations including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, brain washing, sabotage and manipulation.

The 15th Circuit  Family Court in Palm Beach County is busy with child custody hearings every day. The outcome of these cases often tear mothers and fathers apart – and the children are torn apart along with them. It takes a sensitive judge, mediator and attorney to determine what is ultimately right for the child – and proper for the mother and father.

Palm Beach County Child Custody Attorney

If you are involved in a child custody case, it is important to hire an attorney with this kind of family law experience. If you do not want to get legal representation for your sake, then get it for the child’s sake. A good child custody attorney can often help resolve the case in an amicable way. The lawyer can also give you vital information so you will be able to win custody of your child. Here are some examples:

  1. Find a suitable and safe living environment.
  2. Try to remain in the same school district
  3. Find a job and work schedule that will fit the child’s routine.
  4. Avoid cohabitation if you are in a new relationship
  5. Maintain stability in all aspects of your life.
  6. Put the child’s needs above the custody fight and don’t involve the child in the fight.

Every case is different and judges use individual discretion for each case. Do your child and yourself a favor. Find a lawyer who has experience in this field. A Palm Beach County attorney with child custody experience will fight for your rights and be sensitive to everyone’s needs during this very difficult time in your life.

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