Divorce Lawyers Clearwater, FL
If you and your spouse are divorcing and you share minor children, it is important to connect with our firm’s Clearwater, FL divorce lawyers sooner rather than later to prepare for what’s ahead. The McKinney Law Group has extensive experience assisting parents with their child custody challenges, from the most amicable to the most complex and contentious splits. Therefore, we can assist you efficiently and effectively, regardless of what your unique child custody challenges are. Additionally, we understand how stressful and emotional these cases are – perhaps uniquely among all family law matters – so it is important for you to know that we will treat you and your situation with the respect that each deserves.
Divorce Lawyers – Clearwater, FL
If you and your spouse plan to co-parent after you’re divorced, you’ll need to figure out the “ins and outs” of how your arrangement will work. If you have already drafted a plan, our firm can help you formalize it. If you need to resolve some disagreements, we can help to negotiate and/or mediate the situation until you both agree upon all terms. Conversely, if you and your spouse have fundamental disagreements about how your custody situation should be constructed, we can build a strong case on your behalf.
Regardless of whether your situation will ultimately require judicial intervention or not, it will be important for you to keep the “best interests of the child” standard in mind when moving forward.
The Best Interests of the Child Standard
If you aren’t familiar with the “best interests of the child” standard, don’t panic. Our Clearwater, FL divorce lawyers will not only explain this standard in detail during your consultation, we’ll explore what it means practically for your child and your family. Essentially, when child custody disputes arise and parenting plans are being drafted, decisions and drafts must be made according to this standard. An arrangement or set of decisions may work well for the parents involved but if those arrangements don’t reflect the best interests of the child, the court will reject them. Similarly, if parents disagree about child custody matters and a judge must interfere to decide the matter at hand, the decision will come down to which parent’s argument best reflects the best interests of the child. Therefore, when approaching your child custody situation, you’ll need to think about what your child’s best interests are and keep them at the forefront of your decision making accordingly.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have not yet scheduled a consultation with The McKinney Law Group, please do so now. This process is both risk-free and confidential, so you risk nothing by exploring your legal options save for an hour or two of your time. Our firm is dedicated to helping parents secure child custody arrangements that truly represent the best interests of the children affected by those agreements. It would be our honor to assist you accordingly. Please connect with our Clearwater, FL divorce lawyers today to learn more about your options and about our approach to representation – we look forward to speaking with you.