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Pasco County, Florida Child Custody Lawyer

Matters concerning child custody and child support are both confusing and stressful. However, our legal team is here to help. If you are in a child custody or time-sharing dispute and need a child custody lawyer in Hudson, Brooksville, Spring Hill, or anywhere in Pasco County or Hernando County, Florida, please contact our office for an initial case evaluation.

Child Custody Lawyer | Here for Families in Pasco, Hernando & Citrus Counties

It’s important to understand that it’s always in your best interest to make sure your custody and child support orders are favorable the first time because although child custody and child support orders can be modified, you must meet the criteria for asking the courts for modifications. If you fail to do so you can be held in contempt. If you have not received child support, a child support attorney can petition the court for a child support enforcement order.

Problems with child custody and time-sharing can be emotionally exhausting. Child support is directly related to time-sharing. Support is dependent on the number of overnights the children spend with each parent. Withholding time-sharing with a parent just because they are not contributing financially is not allowed, however. If you are being denied time sharing or child support, hiring an aggressive Pasco County, Florida family lawyer can help you to resolve many issues through negotiations or litigation in high-conflict cases.

  • Divorce: If you need a divorce lawyer who will represent you or if you have concerns about primary residency, custody, or time-sharing, our firm can help.
  • Establishing Paternity and Time-sharing or Custody: If you have not yet established paternity, but wish to follow through to enjoy time-sharing with your child or children.
  • Fathers’ Rights: If you are a biological father of a child or children in Florida if you have been refused time-sharing with your child or children, or if you would like a court order in place to establish paternity and time-sharing, please contact Wendy Doyle-Palumbo for a consultation in Pasco County, Florida.
  • Guardianship: Many grandparents or other caretakers in Florida often find themselves raising children that aren’t biologically theirs. If you need to establish legal custody or guardianship of a child in Pasco, Hernando, or Citrus County, call for a consultation today.

50/50 Time-Sharing Laws in Florida

Although there is no real “presumption” about 50/50 time-sharing, Florida law does state that every child should enjoy the benefit of time-sharing with both parents. Unfortunately, in many cases, parents who find themselves in high conflict situations often cannot come to an agreement on matters such as primary residency, time-sharing schedules and logistics, school matters, and general co-parenting issues. 50/50 time-sharing isn’t always in the best interest of the child, and although there are laws to support and promote this, sometimes it just isn’t in the child’s best interest.

It’s up to a skilled child custody lawyer to ensure that a Judge is informed so that they can make a determination that will be in the best interest of your child. Child custody cases can be stressful, lengthy, and emotional. Ultimately, it is crucial to hire the best divorce and family law attorney in high-conflict and contested cases.

Potential Benefits of Mediation

I have decades of experience in Florida child custody cases and can utilize many different resources when representing my clients. What I find to be true, is that most child custody cases are emotional at some level. There are some that are very high conflict, and others where both parents work together very well.

However, I understand and treat every child custody case as being unique. What works for some parents, may not work for others. Children may have special needs or circumstances. There may be challenges such as in the case of long-distant parenting plans or you may be facing other challenging decisions. Mediating these differences can be extremely beneficial because when parents cannot agree, a Judge will ultimately decide the “fate” of your child custody case. Utilizing my resources such as parental coordinators can truly be beneficial in most cases.

However, there are times when litigation is unavoidable. If your child custody case goes to court for a Judge to decide (litigated) my clients can be confident that I am an aggressive child custody attorney who is knowledgeable in Florida child custody and time-sharing laws. I will fight for your rights and the rights of your children.

Florida Statutes – Time-Sharing/Custody

Understanding the Florida Statutes regarding time-sharing is beneficial to you as well. This can help you to comply with time-sharing laws in Florida. It is my job to help you to understand what those laws are, how to handle differences or high-conflict situations while complying with the law, and to represent you if your case goes into litigation.

Contact a Child Custody Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you’re facing a custody dispute of any kind, you deserve a knowledgeable and competent child custody lawyer in your corner. Contact Wendy Doyle-Palumbo today to schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated legal team.

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