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The breakup of a the family unit can be detrimental to children. However, as parents, you have considerable power to minimize the impact. It is not your decision to lead separate lives that is most harmful to your kids — it's the bitter legal wrangling during divorce and inability to get along afterward that takes a toll. For your children's sake, we encourage you to put emotions aside to strive for an out-of-court parenting agreement. However, even when that’s not possible, our experienced legal team is here for you.
Shared Parental Responsibility is the legal presumption in Florida. The Court feels that both parents should be actively involved in their children's lives, education, religious upbringing, health and welfare. The Court will grant Shared Parental Responsibility unless the Court finds that it is detrimental to the child, then it will grant Sole Parental Responsibility. Otherwise, both parents will work together jointly raising their children. To that end, Attorney Michael Hines helps families take the steps required to put forth the most workable Parenting Plan possible.
The duty of your Parenting Plan Attorney (Lawyer) is to represent your legal rights in an effort to effectively show the court that your goal for child related issues are in the best interest of the child.
When The Court Must Rule
When the court must make a ruling regarding child related issues, they will consider many factors when making decisions regarding Parenting Plan issues.
At times, in an effort to gain favor with the court, one parent or both make false claims or embellish the facts of behaviors or actions of the other parent. This practice is highly discouraged, because if proven false in Parenting Plan proceedings, the courts may react negatively and harshly in favor of the parent who was wrongfully accused. When this tactic is used against you, we will aggressively defend you to expose to the court any allegations that are false.
The bottom line is what is in the best interest of the child. The court will listen to both sides, analyze the facts which have been presented, and render a court order regarding Parenting Plans based upon those facts under the guidelines of Family Law. Attorney Michael Hines has successfully resolved Parenting Plan issues and situations from amicable and fairly simple to logistically complex to the seemingly impossible.
Different Solutions for Different Family Situations
In other non-marital circumstances like after a separation of an unwed couple; those seeking a modification to a custody agreement or court order; or in the unfortunate circumstance of the death of one of the parents; changes to the Parenting Plan and the complex issues regarding future living arrangements of the child or children will need a thorough review of all the available options. Possible solutions can sometimes involve other caring family members and friends.
Focusing on the Welfare of Your Children
At the Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A., we work with parents to formulate child custody agreements and Parenting Plans. Our focus is on the best interests and welfare of your children and our goal is to craft an agreement that is acceptable to the court and fair to both parents.
Parenting Plan cases can be intensely personal in nature, and we always strive to provide the highest standard of legal representation to aggressively pursue your Parenting Plan goals, while handling these cases with the utmost discretion.
Answering Your Questions and Addressing Your Concerns
If you are involved in a divorce, separation, or are seeking to modify a post-judgment order involving your children, and need to seek experienced legal advice regarding any Parenting Plan or other Family Law issues, you will get real answers and the help to sort through it all when you call the Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A.
Do you have questions and concerns regarding the custody of your minor children, including questions regarding the relationship between your Parenting Plan and child support? Have you been denied visitation rights? Has your co-parent refused to abide by your timesharing arrangement? Attorney Michael Hines and his experienced Family Law team can help you get answers and results.
Our Commitment to You
The Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A. has an outstanding team that is dedicated to providing you with the kind of legal representation you deserve. To us, that means working closely with you to understand your goals and ensure the shared Parenting Plan truly reflects your needs and the needs of your children.
Our many successful results demonstrate our dedication to hard work, our genuine concern for clients and the trust that we instill in each client. Many former clients have shown their confidence in our services by sending a friend or family member our way when they are faced with a difficult Family Law problem — and we are happy to serve their needs with the same level of compassion, support and experience.
Attorney Michael Hines has successfully resolved Parenting Plan issues and situations from amicable and fairly simple to logistically complex to the seemingly impossible.