Child Custody

Child Custody Legal Representation in Pensacola, FL & the Entire Florida Panhandle

In Florida, matters involving parenting time are usually a top priority for divorcing couples with kids.

3 Big Factors Florida Courts Look At

When it comes to time-sharing (often referred to as child custody), Florida courts will prefer custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of the children involved, arrangements that are preferably shared equally between the parents. This is also referred to as joint custody.

To establish a time-sharing arrangement, courts will look at various factors that include:

  • Physical and emotional health of each parent
  • The ability of each parent to participate in the child's needs including school and extracurricular activities
  • A history of an environment involving violence, abuse or neglect

Modify A Child Custody Agreement

A parent can petition the court for a child custody modification if there is a substantial change in circumstances. Parent relocation is a common example. A parent who moves out of state, for instance, may need to modify a current arrangement. However, there are strict requirements that must be met before a court will grant the request. First and foremost: the move must be in the best interests of the children involved.

Get Help With Child Custody Matters

If you have questions about child custody or are looking for greater guidance on the law, reach out to Peeler Law Firm, PLLC, to set up a free consultation with a lawyer. Stan Peeler has assisted individuals for over 30 years with family law matters, tailoring solutions based on their individual circumstances.

Call 850-432-7705 or send us an email us. Serving Pensacola and the entire Florida Panhandle.