In recent history the mother of the child often prevailed in matters related to child custody but recent changes in the law have been implemented in an attempt to treat both spouses equally. Not only has the law sought to place mothers and fathers on equal ground there have also been developments in certain areas expanding to the right to custody and visitation to other members of the family including grandparents.
The divorce attorneys and child custody lawyers have had the opportunity to be involved in cases require representation of the different parties and this has helped develop a legal strategy needed to protect the rights of the client. At Tiller Law, the firm represents client in the following areas
- Child Custody and Child Support
- Visitation Rights
- Modifications of Custody Orders and Visitation Rights
- Paternity and the Rights of the Father
- Termination of Parental Rights
The general legal doctrine followed the Courts in custody disputes if the “best interest of the child” standard. The Court should balance the child’s interests and each spouses ability and willingness to provide what is needed in the best interest of the child. Considerations include stability of the household, the child’s relationship with each parent, each parent’s willingness to foster openness and cooperation with the other, and other factors.
Often emotions between spouses can lead to a hotly contest divorce and the children can be caught in between and used as leverage to the detriment of both the child and each parent. This is an unnecessary and tragic outcome that should be avoided both because it destroys the fabric of the family but also because it isn’t necessary to achieve a positive result for the client and could ultimately result a negative outcome or ruling by the Court.
The issues involving children are some of the most complicated and emotionally fueled issues in any family law matter. Contact Tiller Law to speak to a professional and allow the experience and guidance of counsel assist you in your difficult time.
Contact the divorce attorneys and divorce lawyers of Tiller Law today for your free consultation. Serving Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, St. Petersburg and Tampa and throughout the State of Florida.