Tampa Child Custody Lawyer
Our Tampa child custody lawyers understand that child custody is one of the most emotionally charged and difficult areas of law for clients to deal with. There is nothing a parent cares about more than his or her child, and being able to maintain a full and meaningful parent-child relationship is of the utmost importance. We understand that every family is different and has different specific needs, and we will work with you to craft a solution to your custody issues.
We Will Help You Understand the Custody Process
Child custody disputes can be frustrating. Courts that know relatively little about your family are suddenly making decisions that will have a permanent impact on your relationship with your children. The courts are supposed to base these decisions on what is in the “best interests” of your child, but sometimes the court’s view of best interests and your view of your child’s best interests may not be the same. That is why our Tampa child custody attorneys strive to make sure you understand the whole custody process. For example, under Florida law there are certain factors that the courts are supposed to consider in deciding what is in your children’s best interests. The list of factors is quite long, but it includes:
- The ability of each parent to honor a parenting plan;
- The division of parental responsibilities;
- The ability of the parents to act upon their child’s needs instead of their own;
- The stability of the child’s current situation and the desirability of maintaining continuity;
- The geographic viability of a parenting plan;
- The moral fitness and mental and physical health of each parent;
- The child’s home, school, and community record;
- The child’s wishes; and
- Each parent’s ability to be informed of the child’s circumstances and each parent’s ability to provide a consistent routine for the child.
Our Attorneys can Handle all of your Tampa Family Law Needs
Our Tampa child custody lawyers can do much more for you than handle just your child custody issues. We can also provide a full range of family law representation. Depending on your situation, this can include representing you in matters of divorce, paternity, property division, child support and maintenance, adoption, stepparent adoption, and even seeking orders of protection in cases of domestic violence.
Our Child Custody Lawyers Can Tackle Related Issues
Family law deals with our relationships and our finances. Because of this, clients who are dealing with child custody issues often have legal issues to address in other areas of law as well. Estate planning law and business law are two common areas of overlap. After a divorce it is often appropriate to alter estate plans, and if a business is a family business it will definitely be impacted by any change in the family dynamic. Because of all of this overlap our Tampa child custody attorneys have developed a full service practice to meet all of our clients’ intersecting legal needs.
Call Our Tampa Child Custody Lawyers
Whether you are dealing with an initial child custody determination or you are considering a change of custody, you will need the help of experienced Tampa child custody lawyers. If you are in the Tampa area, we can be of help. Call Bubley & Bubley, P.A. today at (813)963-7735.