Custody Sunny Isles Beach, FL

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Child Custody Attorneys in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.

Setting a schedule to designate parenting time and parental responsibilities are two of the most challenging and emotional aspects of ending a marriage. Going from seeing the kids every day to following a custody schedule is a shock for parents, making it hard to set personal feelings aside to create a fair agreement in the children’s best interests.

Our child custody attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience, giving us unique insight into the emotional and legal concerns of these cases. Thus, we are ready to advocate for your needs while working toward an agreement that has your children’s interests in mind.

Whether you want to mediate, negotiate, or litigate a parenting plan, we can assist. Thus, contact our firm today to consult about your child custody needs.

Categories for Child Custody in Sunny Isles Beach, FL

The Florida family court system recognizes two types of child custody, which are:

Time-sharing is what most people think of regarding child custody. It refers to the number of overnights children spend with each parent. Then parental responsibility designates decision-making authority to one or both parents.

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  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.
  • Over Six Decades of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
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  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.

Majority Vs. Equal Time-sharing

Time-sharing is generally the most complex of the two custody categories, creating challenges when negotiating an agreement. While there are three possible options, most parents agree on majority or equal time-sharing.

Majority time-sharing means that the children stay with one parent the majority of the year, although it only needs to be 50.1 percent to qualify. This is the most common child custody arrangement, although parents strive for equal time-sharing if possible. Then the children spend an equal number of overnights with each parent. There are numerous ways to set up such a child custody arrangement, such as a week on and a week off or two weeks on and two weeks off. Our child custody attorneys can discuss options with you.

Supervised Time-sharing In Sunny Isles Beach, Fl

If one parent is deemed unfit to supervise and interact with the children adequately, he or she might receive supervised time-sharing. For instance, if the parent has a history of drug abuse or family violence, this might be the preferred custody arrangement to protect the children.

In some situations, a friend or family member can supervise the visits. However, a formal supervised visitation program might be necessary.

While the court typically orders supervised visitation, your child custody attorney can also help negotiate such a parenting plan. Through negotiation, the two sides can come up with an agreement that protects the child while still ensuring both parents have access.

Sometimes, parents start with supervised visits but can modify the agreement and get unsupervised visits later. For instance, a parent who has a substance abuse problem might be eligible for non-supervised visits after completing treatment.

If you are worried about your children’s safety during visits, speak to an attorney about your concerns. Then your legal counsel can go over strategies to keep your children safe.

Parental Responsibility In Sunny Isles Beach, Fl

Your child custody attorney can help you address parental responsibility when creating a parenting plan. Parental responsibility refers to the parent or parents who make decisions for the children, including where to attend school and which medical treatments to receive. Shared parental responsibility is the most common, although the parents can also share responsibility while giving one parent the ultimate decision-making power. Finally, you might be eligible for sole parental responsibility if the other parent is deemed unfit. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation. Then we can develop a strategy for mediation, negotiation, or litigation.

Child Custody Mediation

Our child custody attorneys are also certified mediators. As such, we are experienced in non-adversarial conflict resolution techniques to help people reach agreements without litigation. Because mediation is non-binding, you only have to sign an agreement if you wish to do so. Mediation is also private, meaning the mediator will not testify about what happened during the proceedings if your child custody case ends up going to court. Contact us today to discuss mediation and other strategies for creating child custody agreements.

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