Tampa Child Custody Attorneys

Hillsborough County Visitation Lawyers

Nothing is more important to parents than their children. If you are going through a divorce, dealing with a post-divorce custody dispute or require legal representation for another family law matter that will affect your parental rights, contact the experienced divorce and family law attorneys at the Moon Law Group.

Located in Brandon and St. Petersburg, Florida, our firm offers a full-service family law practice for clients throughout the Tampa Bay area. We handle child custody and visitation disputes in a broad range of contexts, including:

  • Divorce
  • Modification of an existing custody or visitation order
  • Paternity (cases involving unwed parents)
  • Parental relocation disputes

If you need to speak with one of our experienced Brandon child custody lawyers, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. Contact us today for assistance.

Seeking Effective and Efficient Solutions

Our attorneys work with a partnership with the Fielding Law firm and they understand the impact that a child custody or parenting time (visitation) dispute can have on a child. We always encourage parents to put the needs of children first and to work toward an amicable agreement when possible.

However, we understand that many issues can create conflict between parents. We have experience acting on behalf of clients in cases involving domestic violence, child neglect or abuse, alcohol or chemical dependency, parental relocation disputes, and other challenging matters. If your case cannot be effectively resolved through negotiation or mediation, our skilled trial lawyers will be thoroughly prepared to advocate passionately on your behalf in the courtroom.

Florida Custody and Visitation Laws

Recent changes to Florida divorce laws significantly affect the rights of mothers and fathers. Florida statute 61.13 states:

It is the public policy of this state that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or the marriage of the parties is dissolved and to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities, and joys, of childrearing. There is no presumption for or against the father or mother of the child or for or against any specific time-sharing schedule when creating or modifying the parenting plan of the child.

Furthermore, the statute states:

The court shall order that the parental responsibility for a minor child be shared by both parents unless the court finds that shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to the child.

Despite the strong language in support of shared parental responsibility, courts maintain significant discretion in determining the best interests of minor children subject to a divorce. Anyone involved in a custody or parenting time dispute should retain a highly qualified family law attorney. Our attorneys have the skill, experience and commitment to vigorously protect your rights.

Contact Us

To effectively serve clients throughout the Tampa Bay area, we have offices in Brandon, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, Florida. For assistance, call 813-200-7255 to reach our Brandon law office or 727-361-0443 to contact our St. Petersburg law office. You may also contact us by e-mail.

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