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Nov 24
How to lose custody

Every child custody case is different and also the circumstances leading to a divorce. In most cases, parents lose custody of their children due to issues related to abuse and neglect. Family courts always make these important decisions based on the best interests of the child. Your Miami child custody attorney will assess your situation and determine the best course of action. While children benefit from keeping in touch with both parents, there are times when a parent may act irresponsibly toward a child.

Put your child’s safety and needs first

Your child’s safety should be your top priority. A parent can lose custody when there are child neglect and abandonment. The court will also consider other factors such as the parent’s mental health or any evidence of substance abuse. Also, parents should meet their children’s developmental needs. Whether that includes getting in touch with your child’s teachers, medical providers, or simply participating in extracurricular activities, courts will favor parents that get involved in their children’s lives and make stability a priority. There should be a consistent schedule with clear expectations about meals, homework, bedtime, and so on. Judges may also take a look at how often a child will travel between homes, especially if there are minor children involved. Older children may have a stronger child custody preference and they may be allowed to make independent choices.

Communication and co-parenting skills are everything

You should always encourage a good relationship between your children and your former spouse. Also, you should honor the custody arrangements and never make any modifications without first consulting your ex. Some may involve false allegations of domestic violence or child abuse. In such scenarios it is best you contact a Miami child custody attorney since these legal battles are especially intense. Parents are supposed to make the divorce process easier for the children. Frequent arguments and disagreements can have a negative impact on the children.

Moral values

Your moral values affect your child’s development. For instance, a parent struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism is not a good example for the children. If the behavior of a parent has a significant negative impact on the children, the judge may withhold custody and visitation rights.

What are your custody options?

Florida laws generally favor joint legal custody, unless one of the parents doesn’t meet the required parenting standard. Parents can divide responsibilities together always having the child’s best interests in mind.

How a Miami family law attorney can help?

We can help you get the custody arrangement that works best for your family. It is important you establish a parenting plan the outlines your responsibilities and your former spouse’ responsibilities. If you and your former spouse are unable to agree on important family law matters such as child custody and spousal support, call us today and schedule your initial case assessment with Miami family law attorney Stephanie G. Morrow.

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