At Messina Law Group P.A., we are ready to assist you with your custody and family law matters. We will advocate for your best interests—whether you’re the custodial parent or non-custodial parent, you require a modification of a child support order, or you need any other child custody or support situation. We will mediate or litigate to resolve disputes aggressively and amicably. We advocate for your rights and negotiate for the best possible outcome.
Child custody refers to the obligations and rights of both parents in regard to their children. The court’s decision for custody is based on many factors, including the child’s best interests, the child’s wishes, and each parent’s ability to care for the child.
Legal custody refers to a parent’s decision-making rights. It gives a parent the ability to decide on critical issues like religion, healthcare, and education. In many situations, both parents will be granted legal custody unless there is a compelling reason to terminate that right. Even if a parent is not awarded physical custody, they can still be awarded legal custody.
Physical custody involves the amount of time each parent is permitted to be with a child. Physical custody may take the form of primary, sole, or joint custody arrangements. The decision of where a child will live often limits one parent’s time with their child.
We know family law cases are often complicated and involve the most crucial elements of your life. At Messina Law Group P.A., we are tough and aggressive, but levelheaded. We will take on the most complex cases and seek resolution in your favor. The primary objective in child custody arrangements is the best interest of the child.
Our process starts with a consultation to understand your situation. When dealing with such important matters, your attorney must be highly skilled in presenting a complete picture to the judge. A marriage may end, but the importance of the custody and care of children remains. The issue of who gets legal and physical custody—and whether custody will be shared, primary, sole, partial, or supervised—requires knowledgeable representation to ensure you get the outcome you deserve. If you want to ensure your case is well-prepared, having a well-informed attorney from Messina Law Group P.A. is invaluable.
Before you make decisions that impact your child’s future, speak to an attorney at Messina Law Group P.A. to discuss your rights and options. A family attorney with our firm will represent your best interests.