Child Custody and Visitation


Laws related to child custody and visitation are complex. Trying to settle problems related to child custody and visits may be extremely stressful for the parties concerned. While dealing with legal problems that could potentially have damaging effects on your kids, it’s important to find an attorney who will work to ensure your kids’ needs come first.

Child custody and visitation are among the most crucial pieces of any separation or divorce. When parents are unable to negotiate about how or where their children will be raised, Florida courts will decide a custody order and/or a visitation agreement and seek to settle a number of conflicts between married parents, single parents, guardians, grandparents and custodians.

Parenting Plans

The court needs all couples to develop a parenting plan that outlines how they will continue to care for their children when a marriage fails. The parenting plan will usually include holidays, birthdays, travel and time-sharing for the parents. Time-sharing in Florida means the amount of time each parent is spending with the child. Time-sharing is usually given to both parents as fairly as possible, unless the court considers it harmful to the children. Yet in the end the court must do what they find to be in the child’s best interest. 


For a custodial parent to move with a child, the non-custodial parent must first obtain the approval. But if the non-custodial parent refuses to give consent, the court may be need be petitioned for approval. The court must consider the child’s best interests once again.

A relocation is provided for legitimate reasons such as an opportunity for new jobs.

Consult our Family Law attorneys

You will get the answers you need by talking to our seasoned family law attorney about your rights at the John Vernon Moore P.A. Law firm. We’ve helped people negotiate difficult cases of child custody throughout Florida. Our team knows the stress of change, we are going to protect your rights through the whole process. Please get in touch today to discuss your case with our lawyers.

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