Top Miami Beach, FL Child Custody Lawyers Near You

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    Troy W. Klein, Esquire

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

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

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    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Fort Lauderdale Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Winston Law Firm

    Child Custody Lawyers | Davie Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Davie Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Freidin Brown, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Vari & Associates, L.L.C.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Orshan, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Rafool, LLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    LaBovick Law Group

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

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

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    Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Pembroke Pines Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Pembroke Pines Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Greenspoon Marder LLP

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Cofino & Associates

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Beach Office

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Beach Office

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    Phillips Lanier

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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    Kelley Kronenberg

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

  • Stuart N. House, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Pompano Beach Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Pompano Beach Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

  • Carrie A Turner PA

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

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

  • Harold Bluestein PLLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

  • Law Office of Carmen Francesca Corallo, PLLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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

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

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

  • Law Offices of Renee Safier Harris, PLLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Boca Raton Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Boca Raton Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

  • Losey PLLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Beach Office

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Beach Office

  • Attorney at Law

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Miami Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

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

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

  • Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

  • McCarthy & Yersel, PLLC

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Miami Beach, FL

    Child Custody Lawyers | Coral Gables Office | Serving Miami Beach, 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 Miami Beach 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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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