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Boca Raton Child Custody Attorneys Serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties

Child Custody: Who Gets the Children?

There was a time when mothers were automatically given custody of the children after a divorce. Those days are long gone. Today, the court recognizes that parents share responsibility for their children. Mothers and fathers are treated equally under the law. Both are encouraged to have frequent contact and ongoing relationships with their children.

At The Orner Law Firm, our Boca Raton family law attorneys help clients establish and modify child custody agreements. We can help you whether you are contemplating divorce or need your court-ordered child custody agreement changed to reflect changing circumstances. To arrange an initial consultation about your situation, please call us at 866-604-9710 or contact us by e-mail.

Shared Responsibility, Not Custody and Visitation

The state of Florida is moving away from the concept of a custodial parent and one who has visitation rights. The court now emphasizes shared parental responsibility.

Shared parental responsibility means that both parents are involved in decisions about their children's health, education, welfare, religious upbringing and support. Even if one party owes child support to the other, for example, he or she continues to participate in parenting the child.

Consult a Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer

At The Orner Law Firm, our lawyers help clients work out parenting plans that meet their specific needs. In some cases, parents share parenting time 50/50. In others, children live primarily with one parent, but have frequent visits with the other.

We encourage clients to work out an arrangement with their children's other parent. If such an agreement cannot be achieved through negotiation or mediation, we are fully equipped to take your child custody case to court.

To learn more about our services, please contact a Boca Raton child custody attorney at our firm for an initial consultation.

The Orner Law Firm, P.A.

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