On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
Bringing a life into this world is beyond miraculous. For both the woman and the partner, this time is meant to bring deeper intimacy and joy. But, that isn’t always the case. We know that 40-50% of married couples are getting divorced. Divorce is not uncommon nor is it a sign that your love life will forever be in shambles. Divorce doesn’t mean failure. It means that together you two grew into knowing better what you want and don’t want. This can be challenging if you and your partner have children. So where do you start? How do you get custody of your child?
First, you need a lawyer. This is not just some PR post. The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Ft Lauderdale knows the importance of keeping your child close to you. We understand that healthy children come from functional homes. Homes, that despite the divorce, found ways to work together. When you are dealing with custody of a child it is not an easy task. There are emotions and sometimes arguments. This is why it is so important to reach out to our offices. Let us handles the arguments. Give us a call at 954-533-2756 or click here to get started with the process.
What Not to Do
File paperwork on your own! Yes, it is completely possible for you to do so. However, we advise that parents contact a lawyer because the paperwork and time frame for child custody is really important. When it comes to getting custody of your children the law differs in each state, which can complicate the channels of communication on what to do. Unfortunately, a simple Google search is going to cut it if you want to “win” the kind of custody plan you are wanting.
The kinds of papers to file differs as well as the number of papers to file. The main reason why you need a lawyer is that if for some reason, the paperwork is submitted incomplete or with errors, this can prolong the process of getting custody of your child. This is not part of the plan to get your child back into your custody. Instead, by hiring a lawyer you are letting us handle the formalities of paperwork alongside representation in court. We want to equip you with the best plan of action. Since we deal with this situation on a daily basis, we have the education, resources, and experience to ensure that you receive the best advice and plan of action.
As if you weren’t sold already, here are a few other reasons why you need to consult with a child custody attorney before you start your case:
- courts look at prior convictions especially domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse
- how much you currently earn
- how you plan on participating in the child’s life
- what your housing situation looks like
If you have any trouble in any of these areas, it can hurt your chances of getting custody. The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Ft Lauderdale is on your side. Give us a call at 954-533-2756 or click here for more information.