Top Aventura, FL Child Custody Lawyers Near You

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    Kelley Kronenberg

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Lakes Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Lakes Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Morales & Goldstein, LLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Vari & Associates, L.L.C.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Law Office of Kelley A. Joseph, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Plantation Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Plantation Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Littler Mendelson, PC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Urbistondo Law

    Child Custody Lawyers | Doral Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Doral Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Phillips Lanier

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Law Offices of Deborah Ann Byles

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Scott Merl, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Haber Blank, LLP

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Law Office of Liza R. Galindo, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Springs Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Springs Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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    Streets Law, LLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Segal Zuckerman, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Hudson Family Law

    Child Custody Lawyers | Palm Beach Gardens Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Palm Beach Gardens Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Law Office of Sean L. Collin, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Hallandale Beach Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Hallandale Beach Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Attorney at Law

    Child Custody Lawyers | West Palm Beach Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | West Palm Beach Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Miller Law

    Child Custody Lawyers | Boca Raton Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Boca Raton Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Segal Zuckerman, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Attorney at Law

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Law Offices of Perez-Ceballos

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Aventura, FL

  • Caryn Goldenberg Carvo PA

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Aventura, FL

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Are You Trying to Get Custody of a Child?

Achieving custody of a child can be a highly emotional battle between parents. Add to that a number of legal issues courts weigh to award custody and child custody cases can become daunting. This area of law significantly impacts the child’s present well being and future.

Legal Issues in Child Custody

In determining who gets custody, courts consider what is in the “best interest” of the child, which is a broad term that does not have a fixed standard and can take into account a number of considerations. Child custody law is complex, so to get the best result obtaining the services of a qualified Aventura attorney who practices child custody law is imperative.

What do judges look for in custody cases?

In every state, family court judges must consider what is in the child’s best interests when determining custody. In most cases, judges emphasize making sure the child will spend ample time with both parents. To make this happen, a judge will likely want to know what each parent’s home environment is like, whether each parent will be able to give a child the proper attention, and which situation the child will be most likely to thrive in.

Who has legal custody of the child when the parents aren’t married?

If the parents are not married, the child’s biological parents both have parental rights unless the law says otherwise. An exception to this could be if no father is listed on the child’s birth certificate. In that case, the father would have to go through the legal process of establishing paternity to be able to assert his parental rights for visitation.

How can a mother lose custody of her child?

A mother can lose custody of her child in much the same way a father could. This could include abusing the child, abusing drugs or alcohol, providing an unsafe home environment for the child, or abandoning the child.

How can you change a child custody order?

If you or your ex are unhappy with the current custody arrangement, you can negotiate a change to your agreement. If a judge feels that the changes are still in the child’s best interests, then they may approve the order. If one of you is pressing ahead with seeking a change and the other parent is contesting it, you will need to prove a “substantial” change in circumstances. This could include one of the parents moving out of state, suffering from a disability or illness that affects their parenting ability, exposing the child to an unsafe environment, or having a change in work circumstances that requires rescheduling of visitation.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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