You probably heard that one parent or the other gets “custody” of the children.
Not true!!! There is no such thing in the State of Florida, at least according to the laws that we all share. These days, you cannot file for “custody” but, instead, you ask the Court for something called “Time Share” between yourself and your children.
Many people believe that when a child is very young, the child’s mother automatically is awarded more time with the child than the father is. This too is no longer the case. That law, called the “Tender Years Doctrine” is no longer valid. There is a lot of controversy about this issue, however there is no dispute about whether this is a good law or a bad law once you enter the courtroom.
The measure and the tool that the Court uses to determine which parent the child should share more time with than the other parent is based upon a number of factors, with the most important one being what is in the Best Interests of the Minor Child or the minor children.
There are statutes to consider, there is active case law that makes a difference too and Anne V. Alper is able to present such to the Judge in order to bring you closer to your goal of the amount of time that you are requesting to have with your children as well as what you think would be best for the other parent and the children. Anne V. Alper is an expert in the area of child and parent relations and she brings her expertise into the courtroom each time she speaks on your behalf. Contact her now to set up your initial consultation. You and your children will be thankful that you choose Anne V. Alper, Esq. to represent your legal interests.
Anne V. Alper, Esquire… Experience, Guidance and Results