Child Custody Lawyer Pasco County FL

Child Custody Lawyers Representing Clients in Pasco County, FL

Picture of a woman holding a baby.Do you need a child custody lawyer in Pasco County, Florida? If so, turn to the experienced team at the Law Offices of Audrey A. Jefferis, P.A. We’re a respected family law firm, and we proudly represent clients involved in parental responsibility (custody) and time-sharing (visitation) cases.

What Do Judges Look For?

Oftentimes, when a client meets with one of our child custody lawyers, they ask what the judge is going to look for when determining custody. Florida’s laws require judges to consider the child’s best interests when making custody determinations (see Florida Statute 61.13(3), which states that “[f]or purposes of establishing or modifying parental responsibility and creating, developing, approving, or modifying a parenting plan, including a time-sharing schedule, which governs each parent’s relationship with his or her minor child and the relationship between each parent with regard to his or her minor child, the best interest of the child shall be the primary consideration”).

In doing so, the judge must evaluate “all of the factors affecting the welfare and interests of the particular minor child and the circumstances of that family.” This might include:

  • Whether each parent puts the child’s interests before their own needs and desires
  • Each parent’s physical and mental health, as well as their moral fitness
  • Geographic concerns, such as the amount of travel time required
  • How familiar each parent is with the child’s daily life, including their favorite things and the names of their friends, teachers, and medical providers

In some cases, the judge might also take the child’s preferences into account (if the child is deemed to have sufficient intelligence, understanding, and experience).

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to discuss your options with an experienced child custody lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Audrey A. Jefferis, P.A., today. We have offices in Palm Harbor and New Port Richey, making us an ideal choice for clients in all areas of Pasco County, FL.

The divorce and Family Law Attorneys at The Law Offices of Audrey A. Jefferis provide services in the following counties: Pasco County, Pinellas County, Hernando County and Hillsborough County. Let us help you today!

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