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Kissimmee Child Custody Attorney - Lawyer legal representation for residents involved in Child Custody, Visitation, Divorce, or other Family Law legal issues or disputes in Kissimmee, St Cloud, Orlando, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.


At Carpenter Law, P.A.we understand that child custody, visitation and other minor child related issues are often highly contested areas relating to a divorce of a married couple or separation of unwed parents. It is important that each of our clients are fully aware that the court's primary concern is what THE COURT sees as what is in the best interest of minor children. The court also has a tendency to give preference for parenting plans (custody plans) that assures that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents; after the parents separate or divorce.

Term child custody and visitation have been replaced under Florida law by the terms "Parenting Plan" and "Timesharing." Because it may take a long time for those outside of the legal profession to acknowledge these new terms, for your convenience we will continue to use the terms on this page.

When child custody and visitation issues cannot be amicable resolved by both parents of minor children, Florida Law empowers the court, during the course of a divorce - in the absence of a marriage - or after a divorce is final to render a court order regarding the custody of minor children. After a review of the facts presented, and the arguments presented by both parents, the court will render it's decision based on what the current and foreseeable family situation may dictate as what is in the best interest of minor children that are involved.

Child custody and visitation is often a highly contested legal matter. It is important to remain calm and ensure your argument is presented to the court in a reasonable and responsible manner. Outbursts, showing an unwillingness to allow the other parent access to his or her minor children, or a vengeful demeanor in court may result in a child custody and/or visitation court order that may not be in accordance with your desired goals in child custody or visitation issues.

As a law firm providing professional Child Custody Attorney – Lawyer legal services in Kissimmee, St Cloud, Orlando, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, and the surrounding Central Florida area, we will always work diligently to protect your legal rights and options regarding Child Custody, Visitation, Divorce, or other Family Law issues or disputes. Learn more about your rights by scheduling a confidential legal consultation with an experienced Child Custody Attorney at Carpenter Law, P.A. by calling407.343.7737, or by using our online email submission form.

When awarding child custody in Florida, the court will consider all factors affecting the welfare and interests of the child, including but not limited to:

a.     The parent who is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the non-custodial parent.

b.    The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the parents and the child.

c.     The capacity and disposition of the parents to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, and other material needs.

d.    The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity.

e.    The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home.

f. The moral fitness of the parents.

g.    The mental and physical health of the parents.

h.    The home, school, and community record of the child.

i. The reasonable preference of the child as to custody, if the court deems the child to be of sufficient intelligence, understanding, and experience to express a preference.

j. The willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuous parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent.

k.     Evidence that any party has knowingly provided false information to the court regarding a domestic violence proceeding.

l.  Evidence of domestic violence or child abuse.

m.      Any other fact not specifically expressed in these laws that the court considers to be relevant.

Get Answers You Need About Child Custody, Visitation, Parenting Plans, and Timesharing

Make sure you are fully aware of your legal rights and options in any divorce or family law legal issue. We are ready to provide the answers you need and the representation you deserve. Speak to a child custody attorney at Carpenter Law, P.A. by calling407.343.7737or by using our online email submission form.


Professional Child Custody Attorney - Lawyer legal services Kissimmee, St Cloud, Orlando, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.