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Safeguarding the future of your children with guidance

The end of a marriage is often one of the most stressful and challenging life changes a person may ever experience. With numerous crucial aspects to cover during this process, you might have concerns about the impact divorce could have on the future, perhaps especially if there are kids involved.

Chances are, if you have children, you probably wish to protect them throughout this process by pursuing an outcome that will allow them to thrive. With the potential gravity of decisions concerning a child custody agreement, it might be beneficial to inform yourself of the basics before entering negotiations.

Considerations regarding child custody

Perhaps the future of your kids is of the utmost importance to you, and you wish to reach a decision that is in their best interests, but you may be uncertain how to proceed. While the process may differ depending on the area in which you reside, there are some common aspects to consider regarding the determination of child custody, which could include:

  • Type of custody sought:  The process may hinge on the type of custody you are seeking, whether you want to share parenting time and/or decisions or wish to shoulder more of the responsibility. Seeking advice on the different types of custody available may help you make informed decisions throughout this period.
  • Ability to negotiate:  You and the other parent might be able to reach an acceptable child custody agreement through negotiations. However, this can be difficult at times, especially during a potentially emotional process such as divorce.
  • Court as decision maker:  If the two of you cannot reach an agreement, the court will step in and make a decision concerning custody based on the best interests of the child.
  • Primary caretaker:  The court may also consider the presence of a primary caretaker, such as one parent who takes care of the majority of daily child care responsibilities, when determining custody.

 

Although perhaps more common in divorces, child custody issues can also arise among unmarried couples. Regardless of the circumstances you face, seeking guidance from someone who is knowledgeable of Florida state child custody laws could help you prepare for what comes next.

Guidance moving forward

Divorce inevitably brings about change in the lives of everyone involved. The decisions you make during this period could influence the type of change you and your children experience following the outcome of your divorce. With the potential weight of these decisions, you might be in search of guidance throughout this stressful and intimidating process. The right advice could prove exceedingly beneficial when seeking to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for you and your kids.

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