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Miami Divorce Attorney

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Child Custody/Shared Parenting

Shared Parenting & Child Custody Attorney in Miami, Florida

Negotiating resolutions that preserve parent-child relationships

The Law Offices of Arthur D. Lake, LLC is sensitive to clients’ heartfelt concerns about the care of minor children and vigorously advocates for solutions that serve the children’s best interests. Most Florida courts favor mediation to facilitate time-sharing or shared parenting plans. Mediation allows parents to manage the terms of a custody agreement rather than forcing a judge to decide.

At mediation, Miami child custody attorneys act as their clients’ advisers and advocates. Attorney Lake educates you on the legal consequences of choices and negotiates with adversaries to achieve optimal terms in the time-sharing agreement. Attorney Lake’s background as businessman and divorce lawyer make him uniquely qualified to assess the finer points of a parenting plan while ensuring that the agreement adequately:

  • Structures time to be spent with either parent (physical custody or visitation)
  • Designates authority for healthcare, education and welfare decisions (legal custody)
  • Develops a unified front on educational, religious, social, medical and disciplinary matters
  • Facilitates ongoing communication between parents with respect to future dispute resolution

If mediation fails to resolve your custody dispute, the court sets a date for trial. Arthur Lake is a determined courtroom advocate who capably asserts your parental rights as well as the best interests of your children.

Advocating for parents in visitation or custody disputes

Child custody can be the most fiercely contested issue of your divorce. In Florida, public policy favors time-sharing and shared parenting, so parents who seek sole custody can face significant legal hurdles, especially when they plan to relocate the children out of state. Often child custody lawyers in Miami must prove that too much contact with the other parent would be detrimental to the children. Attorney Lake has represented parents at trial in disputes over time-sharing agreements throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties that raised issues of:

  • Domestic violence
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Sexual misconduct or abuse
  • Job loss
  • Remarriage
  • Relocation
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Denial of visitation
  • Absentee parenting
  • Abandonment or neglect
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Modification of court orders

In such disputes, the firm’s goal is to advocate strongly for the client while employing tactics that advance the best interests of the children. When a judge’s decree proves unworkable, the firm is prepared to represent you in a motion for a modification of the custody order.

Contact an experienced custody attorney in Miami-Dade, FL

Attorney Lake has the skills and experience necessary to effectively negotiate an affordable resolution to your child custody dispute. The firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case with you during a free initial consultation. Call today at 305-378-1414 or schedule an appointment online.

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