Sole Custody Attorney in Orlando
Defending a Father’s Right to Child Custody
Many fathers are under the impression that their child’s mother will be granted sole custody by the court in a divorce or custody battle. Although this might have been true some years ago, this is no longer the case in most instances. However, there is still a bias favoring mothers to a degree. It is important to work with a fathers' rights attorney in Orlando who will fight to protect your relationship with your child.
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At Nix Law, P.A., we provide passionate defense of fathers' rights in divorce, document modification and other family law situations throughout central Florida. We believe firmly that a fathers' role in a child's life is critically important, so we want to help you maintain your father-child relationship for years to come. We will fight for you to obtain shared custody or more. In some cases, we have been successful in obtaining sole custody for fathers in Florida.
What You Need to Know About Sole Custody
Since the state of Florida recognizes that a child benefits from the influence of both parents, sole custody could be challenging to obtain.
For this reason, there are a few things you should understand about sole custody, including:
- An unwed mother is presumed to have 100% time sharing until a petition is filed. Until you establish paternity and fight for your parenting time rights, you will not have these rights as a father.
- You can file for 100% time sharing. Just because the child's mother files for 100% time sharing does not guarantee that she will get it. Most of the time, the courts will start at 50/50, and each side gives reasons why this 50/50 presumption should be altered.
- Establishing a parenting plan in a divorce decree is very different from modifying the decree after the divorce is finalized. Even if you have a current parenting plan in place, you can always petition the court to modify the decree to better fit a life change, a new job, remarriage, or other substantial changes in your life circumstances.
- Mediation is required in divorce cases involving child custody and parenting plan matters. It is important to make every effort to resolve your disputes in these mediation sessions, so the matter doesn't need to be brought before the court. As a Supreme Court-certified family law mediator, Attorney Mikaela Nix can help you come up with an equitable plan in the mediation.
We represent guardians in ad litem hearings, even when situations are short notice. We can provide these clients with longer-term representation for family law matters or can be hired for limited representation to handle contempt of court hearings, emergency pickup, or mediation.
An Orlando Custody Attorney Focused on Father’s Rights
Nix Law, P.A. is a firm that concentrates on the father or husband’s situation in family law cases. From guiding our clients through a divorce to helping with custody arrangements, our attorney always offers legal representation that is in a father and child’s best interests.
Direct, professional, informative, transparent, and honest. I am pleased with her and her team.- Mo H.
Quick to respond to emails and phone calls.- Amelia R.
Fathers Matter!- Yolanda R.
I really don’t know where I would be without her.- Jeremy T.
Mrs. Nix was always calm, confident, and extremely strategic with her approach to the ups and downs of our case.- Jarrel M.