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Belleair Beach Child Custody Lawyer

Parenting Plans, Time Sharing, and Your Parental Rights

In Florida, parenting plans known as time sharing have replaced traditional custody arrangements. Time-sharing involves the guardianship, residency, and care of a child. Custody disputes can have a huge impact on your role as a parent, and a Belleair Beach child custody attorney can help you understand your options and rights.

How Custody is Determined

When determining which parent will get custody of a child, courts consider a variety of factors such as the parents’ financial and physical abilities to care for the child, their medical histories, vocations and habits. They also consider the emotional bond between each parent and child, as well as the wishes of both parents.

It is important to have a child custody attorney to help you negotiate for the custody rights you deserve. Cody Emerson, Esq. represents mothers and fathers throughout the Belleair Beach, Florida area with all concerns regarding children. We will focus on working toward what’s right for you and your children.

Maintaining a Relationship with your Child through Shared Custody

In Florida, the court will act in what it believes to be the best interests of the child. In most cases, this means awarding generous time-sharing and shared parental responsibility to both parents. Parents should be aware that the court strives for parenting plans that provide the child with regular access to time with both parents over the course of the year. Though Florida technically does not utilize the term “joint custody,” this typical arrangement amounts to our common understanding of that term.

Emerson Law, P.A. helps parents create manageable solutions when it comes to time-sharing and decisions regarding education, medical care and upbringing. Whenever possible, we encourage parents to negotiate time-sharing arrangements through mediation. However, we are always prepared to assert your parental rights and protect your relationship with your children through litigation if necessary.

Child Custody Consultation with an Experienced Custody Lawyer

At Emerson Law, P.A. we are upfront and honest about what a parent can expect, what is reasonable and what is realistic. Our Belleair Beach child custody lawyers focus on saving you time and money while pursuing the options that are best for your family. Contact the Belleair Beach child custody law firm of Emerson Law, P.A. today for a Consultation to discuss your child custody matter.

  • "He held my hand through my entire custody process."

    Mr. Emerson for lack of a better phrase held my hand through my entire custody process. I was very busy with other personal matters during the custody procedures, but my case never missed a beat due to Mr. Emersons diligence. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney in any of his areas of expertise. Mr. Emersons rates were also fantastic when I compared a few different lawyers.

    - Nicholas
  • "I very much recommend Cody to everyone if you want a good dependable lawyer."

    I can't say enough about a small legal problem I had and I retained Cody Emerson to represent me. Not only did he win my case but he and his staff went above and beyond to get my problems resolved. I very much recommend Cody to everyone if you want a good dependable lawyer.

    - Karen M.
  • "I would highly recommend him!"

    Mr. Emerson is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. Cody and his team are professional and provided prompt responses to any questions I had throughout the entire process. He made a difficult process as smooth as possible and never gave me unreasonable expectations.

    - Nicole P.
  • "I hold him in high regard and will recommend him!"

    There’s no question Cody is a talented and dedicated lawyer. I hold him in high regard and will recommend him to anyone going through a divorce. Not only did he take over my case and accomplish more in a month than a whole year; he kept my mind at ease and helped me make some tough decisions. He’s extremely detail oriented and amazingly smart. I’m so grateful for all he’s done for me. If you’re looking for a trustworthy lawyer, he’s your guy!

    - Sheli M.
  • "Cody is an outstanding attorney!"

    I feel lucky to have had Cody Emerson and his team on my side during my divorce. Cody is an outstanding attorney, highly respected by the judge and court. He got me everything I hoped for, but didn't think that it was possible to get. Thank you, Cody, Kali and Jason for patiently putting up with me during these last two, most difficult years of my life and taking such good care of me. You guys are the best! Thank you!!!

    - Eva

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