Child Custody, Parenting Plans and Time Sharing
In October of 2008, Florida replaced the primary and secondary custody model with a more comprehensive parenting plan that clearly defines the rights and responsibilities of each parent after the divorce. In general terms, the parenting plan maps out decision-making authority and time-sharing schedules for each parent.
Child custody issues can be among the most fiercely contested in the entire divorce. Be sure that you have an experienced family lawyer who will fight to see that your interests and, more importantly, the interests of your children are served. At The Amlong Firm, we have handled a wide variety of complex child custody cases. From our offices in Fort Lauderdale, we serve clients throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties including Boca Raton and Weston.
Fighting for a Positive Result
In every child custody case, the court's primary concern is that the best interests of the children are served and that the children have a meaningful relationship with both parents. We represent both mothers and fathers in these cases and work diligently to see that our clients' goals are met to the fullest extent possible.
In child custody matters, it is important to consider childhood development issues and the needs of children at various stages of their lives. Depending on the ages of your children, elements like parenting style and ability to provide certain types of care are key considerations in the court's decisions. We will make the strongest possible case to support your position in these matters.
Representing Same Sex Partners
Our firm has a long history of protecting the rights of our gay and lesbian clients. We have been involved in a variety of employment law and discrimination cases as well as many family law matters. One high-profile case handled by Karen Coolman Amlong centered on a lesbian woman's fight to retain custody of her late partner's child. This case inspired the TV movie, What Makes a Family, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Brooke Shields.
Schedule an Initial Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your case with an attorney. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You may call our office at 954-462-1983 or send us an e-mail. We accept most major credit cards for your convenience.