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Child Custody Lawyers in Naples

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Parent with custodyNothing is more important than family. This is why Family First Legal Group is committed to fighting aggressively to protect you and your children. Our Naples child custody attorneys know that this is an extremely difficult time for your family. Navigating divorce and child custody matters can be an emotionally draining process.

Our qualified custody attorneys and legal assistants are here to make your situation as painless as possible.

Interested in finding out more about our services and how we can help you? Contact us for a free initial phone consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

How Is Child Custody Determined in Florida?

In accordance with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Florida courts determine child custody based on the best interests of the child. Child custody refers to the care, control, and maintenance of a minor. Under Florida law, there are two types of custody arrangements.

Child custody is divided into legal custody and physical custody:

  • Legal custody refers to the responsibility of making all decisions regarding the child
  • Physical custody refers to where the child will live. Depending on what is best for the child, these two types of custody are further divided into either joint or sole custody.
  • Joint legal custody means that both parents may have a say in the child's upbringing, particularly in reference to education, healthcare, and religion.
  • Sole legal custody is awarded to one parent, they are the sole decision-makers in the child's life.
  • Joint physical custody means that the child spends time living with both parents in turn
  • Sole physical custody has the child living with one parent, often establishing a visitation schedule with the other.

What Do Judges Look for in Child Custody Cases?

Father with custodyWhen determining the best interest of a child, the judge will often consider the following factors:

  • The physical and mental health of both parents
  • Any special needs the child may have
  • The ability of each parent to provide a stable environment
  • Any other children who may pertain to the custody case
  • Evidence of domestic abuse
  • Evidence of drug or alcohol abuse

Can a Father Get Custody of His Child in Florida?

Although it’s rare for either parent to get sole custody in Florida, it is still possible. For a father to get full custody, he must prove that giving parental responsibility to the mother wouldn’t be in the child’s best interests.

Looking Out for Your Family’s Best Interests

Our Naples child custody lawyers at First Family Legal Group want to help you achieve what is best for you and your family. We are able to draw from our extensive experience and knowledge to protect your best interests throughout the child custody process.

Our child custody lawyers in Naples are known for sensitive to the needs of clients. For effective solutions to your custody issues, contact us now!

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  • Super Lawyers 2020
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  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Family Law
  • Naples Illustrated
  • 10 best  Attorney 2016-2020
  • Alex Peterson Rising Star
  • 2019 Honoree Law Firm 500
  • 10 BEST Law Firm 2017 2019 Family Law Attorney
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  • Law Firm 500 2017 Honoree
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Why Family First Legal Group?

  • Decades of
    Combined Experience

    There's no substitute for experience. At Family First Legal Group you get access to a team of award-winning attorneys who focus exclusively on Family Law matters.

  • Superior Client Service

    Compassion and care for our clients and helping them achieve the best possible outcome is our number one priority. This approach has helped us win the "10 Best Law Firms" award for client satisfaction.

  • Your Support Team

    From our attorneys to our paralegals to our legal assistants, you have a whole team behind you, all working together to ensure a great experience and the best possible outcome for you and your children.

  • 21st Century Approach

    Our firm embraces technology, not only as a way to move cases forward, but to help reduce the legal costs for our clients. We are always looking for ways to operate more cost effectively for our clients' sake.