When couples decide to separate or divorce, many fathers mistakenly believe that the court always awards custody to the mother simply because she is the mother. That may have been a common result in the past, but it is no longer true. Today, courts recognize the importance of a father’s role in a child’s life, and there has been an increase in the number of fathers being awarded 50-50 timesharing. In some cases, fathers have even been awarded full custody.
At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., based in Pompano Beach, we are committed to addressing this misconception and advocating for fathers’ rights. Our family law attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing men and women in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Our lawyers are driven to help mothers and fathers maintain frequent and meaningful time sharing with their children.
Preserving Your Relationship Is Critical For You And Your Child
In Florida, family law judges make child custody decisions based on the best interests of the children. In many cases, having a relationship with their father is in the child’s best interest. Courts must order that both parents should share responsibility for a child unless doing so would be detrimental to the child.
While many parents are able to work together in sharing custody of their children, not all do. In those instances, the court will determine a custody schedule, called a parenting plan, in the best interests of the children after evaluating factors affecting the well-being of the children and the circumstances of the family.
If you are concerned about your child’s well-being while spending time with the other parent, our attorneys will advocate for you and your children to obtain the best possible results.
We Advocate For Fathers Across Florida
For more information about our approach in cases involving child custody disputes, contact the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., online or call 954-773-8983 or toll-free at 888-392-5781 to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.