Legal Advice For Creating Fair Custody & Visitation Agreements

One of the most emotional components of a divorce action is working out a child custody and visitation agreement that protects both the children and parents. Custody agreements for non-married couples also must be handled with care. Keeping the best interest of the children in mind is paramount.

At Winter Spires & Associates, P.A., we have experience helping clients navigate the child custody and visitation process. If you need experienced, skilled counsel, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a consultation at our Destin or Marianna offices. We are flexible when it comes to appointment times so parents do not have to miss work or alter their children's schedules.

In many cases, the courts favor a shared custody agreement. This means that both parents have legal custody rights, which is the right to share in decisions regarding:

  • School
  • Health care
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Counseling

A shared custody agreement can also mean both parents share in physical custody, whether it is a 50-50 arrangement or another type of split. This may be the best way to preserve relationships with the children, but may not be a good option if abuse or domestic violence is a factor.

Our Destin child custody lawyer can help you draft a custody agreement that carefully spells out visitation rights. We can also help you execute a shared parenting plan that is either basic or detailed depending on your needs. This agreement can take into account the proximity between parents' homes, who will spend which holidays with each side of the family and any restrictions with regard to moving within or out of the country.

Contact Us Today For Experienced Representation

Contact us today to learn more during a consultation with our experienced Florida family law attorney by calling 850-502-4506. We also offer phone and Skype consultations for military personnel and others located outside of the jurisdiction. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We have offices in Destin and Marianna. We also accept all major credit cards, and we work with many employers' legal insurance programs.