Cooper City, FL Custody Attorneys

Every stage of parenting comes with challenges, but there is no major life event quite like getting divorced from your child’s parent. To go from having your child in your care 100% of the time to sharing them with your now former spouse is sometimes difficult emotionally, practically, and legally speaking! 

Custody (commonly referred to under Florida law as “time-sharing” and “parental responsibility”) matters are complex. The good news is that they do not always have to be full of conflict, or cost you and your child your peace! With our experienced, bilingual Cooper City custody attorneys at Divorce & Mediation Law Firm l Cabanas Law Firm on your side, you can explore all your options for coming to a mutually agreeable parenting plan.  We can try to resolve many of the issues pertaining to Child Custody through mediation with our certified mediators.

We are passionate about helping people protect their children and their assets in divorce; you can trust us to protect yours too! Call our firm today to request your Free 15-Minute Case Evaluation. 

What Is Time-Sharing? What Is Parental Responsibility? How Are Both Divided?

In Florida, time-sharing is the amount of time that the child physically spends with each parent, inclusive of overnights, while parental responsibility refers to the amount of decision-making power each parent has over the child’s life (such as their medical care, education, religious upbringing, etc.). 

Florida family courts operate under a statutory 50/50 custody presumption, meaning that equal (or as close to equal as practically possible) time-sharing and equal parental responsibility are presumed to be in the child’s best interests unless one side can present strong evidence against the other to prove the contrary. 

If there is a dispute over how time-sharing and parental responsibility should be divided, the case may need to go before a judge, who will consider many factors before making their final decision, including:

  • The emotional ties of the child to each parent
  • The ties of a child to their community (school, church, friends, sports teams, etc.)
  • The ability of each parent to provide a safe, loving environment for the child
  • And more.

If your case is contested, our Cooper City custody attorneys will build as persuasive of a case as possible for you and your child’s best interests!

Benefits Of Mediation

Battling in court over custody can be particularly difficult on kids. It is also more time-consuming, more expensive, and means that you have less control over the outcome (which is in the hands of a judge who does not personally know you or your family situation). That is why mediation is actually required by Florida law for cases that do not involve domestic violence. 

Mediation involves working through your differences with the help of a neutral third-party mediator (and you can be represented by your own attorney acting in your interest for your mediation if you choose). You and the child’s other parent have the opportunity to work through details of time-sharing, parental responsibility, and child support to come up with a parenting plan you both agree to and submit to the judge. Mediation is confidential, and it is not legally binding, but if all goes well you will leave the table with a mutually agreeable solution for how to continue raising your child in this next chapter of your life! 

Mediation tends to reduce the amount of fighting involved, which can be beneficial for you, your child, and everyone else involved. Our Cooper City custody attorneys can serve as certified mediators or represent you in your mediation, whichever you choose! 

Our Cooper City Custody Attorneys’ Approach

At Divorce & Mediation Law Firm l Cabanas Law Firm, we take a child-centric approach to time-sharing cases that aims to preserve our client’s interests. We will take the time to get to know you and your unique situation so we can provide personalized, concierge representation that will pave the way for your better future! We know divorcing with kids is hard; we do everything in our power to make it easier for you and your family. Call us today at (954) 371-2983 to request a consultation with our Cooper City custody attorneys and learn more about your next steps! 

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?
  • 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.  
  • 105  Years 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.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • 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.
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Milaydi Figueroa
Milaydi Figueroa
2023-04-05
Acabo de enterarme que firmo el juez hoy mi divorcio. Gracias Cabanas law firm , gracias al abogado Sergio Cabanas por desde el primer día en que llegue llorando me dio seguridad y sali con una sonrisa , me dio mucha tranquilidad encontrarlos y contratarlos . Mil gracias al Attorney Brian Prieto , muy preciso al explicarme las estrategias , y por representarme en corte . Nichol sabes que fuiste muy especial gracias por estar ahi siempre para mi , al igual que Kelly. Los recomiendo 100% . Dos meses resolvieron mi divorcio . 😘😘😘
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2023-03-29
I received an Excellent service from Roxy and Sergio Cabanas I couldn’t ask for anything better, I highly Recommend this Law Firm, They very professional and caring, God bless you all.
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leslie novoa
2023-03-26
The lawyer Sergio Cabanas is a great professional. He was extremely patient while he was answering all my questions. He made feel really confortable and that I could trust him. The staff and specialty Stephany Pelaez are extremely nice willing always to help you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for all your help.
Allan Foster
Allan Foster
2023-03-10
Thank you Mr Sergio Lara & Gabriella for your great work by allowing me to go up the street smiling
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chris fisher
2023-03-03
The entire staff was amazing! From first meeting to final judgement it was barely a month and they kept me updated every step of the way. It’s worth spending your money on a firm that knows what they’re doing, and this team DEFINITELY knows what they’re doing!
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Cheryl Bland
2023-03-01
What an amazing Law firm. I've had the pleasure of working with Roxy Friedland who is also amazing. Loved her attention to detail. Thank you Cabanas Law Firm.
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Francisco J Colon
2023-02-28
I have worked with Cabanas Law, P.A and have known Attorney Sergio Cabanas for over 11 years. He and his office staff are very knowledgeable and super professional. I highly recommend them!
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Tanya Esposito
2023-02-27
I have known Attorney Grossman since 2001 and trusted her with my friend’s family matter when I was asked for a referral. My friend was completely satisfied. She is highly recommended!
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Jaime Velez
2023-02-27
Mi experiencia con la oficina de abogados fue excepcional, tienen un staff comprometido con los clientes en inglés y español . Logré mi divorcio en 5 semanas algo increíble . Los recomiendo ampliamente.

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