Though Florida courts have in recent years increased their recognition of fathers' rights, there is still some bias against fathers in some areas of family law. Despite the importance of their roles in their children's lives, men may still have trouble getting shared or sole custody of their children without experienced legal advocates on their side.
In the middle of your divorce proceedings, you may have prepared for the court to rule in your ex-wife's favor, believing that courts always award custody to mothers in child custody matters. A substantial change in your life or your children's lives may warrant a modification to your original child custody order from shared to sole custody. The unmarried mother of your child may have 100 percent time sharing, and you may want to seek 50 percent time sharing or more.
For years, our firm has been active within Florida's legal community, and we have represented men with all types of family law concerns, from child custody matters in divorce to urgent guardian ad litem matters. We believe that fathers have the responsibility to remain a strong, constant presence in their children's lives and the right to share decision-making responsibilities in all aspects of raising their children, from the small, everyday decisions to major decisions about their health care and education.
We are committed to ensuring that fathers have a voice in all legal matters involving their children. Through our advocacy, the presence of our clients in their children's lives has been strengthened, which has brought children into healthier, more stable homes. Experienced legal representation may be able to make a difference in your case. To learn more about the services we offer to divorced or unmarried fathers, please see our page on fathers' rights.