When two parents get divorced, there is much more at stake than who will take possession of the family car. The fate of the most innocent and dependent family members, the children, has to be decided — and usually, the only neutral and fair way to do so is through the court system. Legal dissolution of marriage is useful for not only separating assets, but also for deciding what will happen to the kids.
For most divorcing couples, child custody is the most serious issue they face.
Child Custody Lawyers
In child custody cases, courts consider the well-being of children first, and parental arguments second. If one parent is awarded sole custody of a child, it is that parent’s responsibility to make sure that the child gets the best possible health care, education, and upbringing possible — everything that they would otherwise have in an environment with both parents. That parent is charged with making the most significant decisions for the child’s young life.
In many cases, the parents agree to share custody of the children. This is a way for the children to see both parents if desired. The ultimate goal of a child custody agreement is to make sure that children have the most secure, healthy, and stable environment as humanly possible despite the painful divorce their parents have chosen. A custody agreement will work in conjunction with any active parenting plans or time-sharing arrangements, including 50/50 parenting plans in Miami, so a lot of planning is involved in drafting these agreements.
There are different types of child custody plans that cover the many different situations in which divorcing couples may find themselves. If you need help determining which type of child custody might apply to your situation, contact our law firm.