Focused On Your Child's Best Interests

Your children are the most important people in your life. You raise them, nurture them and send them off into the world. Many find raising children to be one of the most rewarding experiences of their life.

When you are facing divorce with children, your role in your child's life could be threatened. If you are a competent, financially stable parent, you should have the opportunity to help raise your child. We at Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A., in Tavares, Florida, can advocate for you and your relationship with your children during a divorce.

How Is A Time-Sharing Plan Determined?

Florida child custody laws highlight the importance of time sharing. This terminology stresses that parenting time should be split between parents in a way that most benefits the child. Many factors may be taken into account when creating a time-sharing agreement:

  • Will your child have his or her emotional, physical and developmental needs met with one parent more than the other?
  • Which parent has the most stable, nurturing relationship with his or her child?
  • Which parent does the child prefer to live with more often?
  • Which parent will be able to allow his or her child to continue going to the school the child attends?
  • Does one parent abuse drugs or alcohol, have a history of abuse or have criminal charges on his or her record?

Attorney David E. Cauthen understands how crucial these time-sharing plans are for the well-being of your children. We fight for them and their best interests. Whether that means litigating for sole custody or amicably working out a time-sharing plan, Mr. Cauthen has the experience both in and out of courtroom to help your children get the best possible life after a divorce.

Unmarried Parents Must Address Custody Issues, Too

For unmarried parents, a separation can mean the need to create child custody and child support agreements similar to what must happen during a divorce. Establishing paternity is an essential part of being able to resolve custody and support issues.

Get A Lawyer On Your Side

It is often best for a child to be able to have a relationship with both of their parents. We will work together to help ensure that your children have the financial, emotional and nurturing relationship necessary for a successful life.

Contact us today to get the legal representation you need in child custody and time-sharing matters as well as divorce and other family law issues. Schedule a consultation by calling 352-508-4175 or 888-801-1678, or sending an email.