Putting Your Children's Needs First
When establishing child custody, keeping the process as amicable as possible is beneficial for everyone involved — most importantly the children. However, child custody proceedings tend to be highly emotional and can quickly become contested. Understandably, parents want to spend as much time as possible with their kids. At The Law Firm of Anthony J. Diaz, we encourage our clients to also consider the best interests of their children when negotiating child custody agreements, also referred to as parenting plans or time-sharing agreements.
Co-parenting allows both parents to play an active role in raising their children and provides for a positive environment for the children. With more than 10 years of family law experience, Anthony Diaz is a lawyer who advocates for both parents' involvement in their children's lives.
Sharing Custody: Attorney in Orange County, Florida
As we help you establish child custody, we will involve the children as little as possible. Our goal is to make the process smooth and stress-free for you and your children. We will work closely with you to identify your needs and create the most effective plan for your unique circumstances.
One of the most effective methods for determining a custody/time-sharing plan is through collaborative law. However, both parents must agree to participate in collaborative law. If one refuses to participate, or if a dispute arises and cannot be resolved collaboratively, we may need to proceed to mediation or litigation.
Keep in mind if a child custody case goes to court, the parents lose all control over the outcome. Ultimately, the judge will make the decision and it will be final.
If you or your child's other parent experiences a substantial change in circumstances that warrants a modification to your child custody arrangement, we can also assist you with this. Certain criteria must be met in order for the court to entertain a custody modification. Contact us to learn more.
To arrange a consultation with our experienced Orlando child custody attorney, call The Law Firm of Anthony J. Diaz at 321-362-6053 or contact us online and we will respond promptly.