Brandon Child Custody Attorney
Protecting the Best Interests of Families in Florida
Matters involving child custody and visitation often present unique challenges for parents. At the Law Office of Thomas P. Gill Jr., we advocate for you and work to protect you and your child's best interests. From deciding time-sharing plans to parental responsibility, Attorney Gill and his legal team can walk you through every step, through negotiations all the way to a trial. We are committed to providing a high level of personalized attention that meets your needs.
Contact the Law Office of Thomas P. Gill, Jr. for a free consultation with a Brandon child custody lawyer.
How Is Custody Determined in Florida
In Florida, child custody is commonly referred to as time-sharing and parental responsibility, with the court granting parents with either a shared or sole role in raising the child. In most cases, courts prefer arrangements where both parents are allowed to spend time with their children unless such arrangements would be detrimental to the child.
Parents are encouraged to work together when creating time-sharing plans, otherwise a judge will make a decision for you based on the best interests of your child.
Factors that can affect a custody determination:
- Each parent's physical and emotional health
- The stability of each parent's home
- Each parent's ability to care for a child's needs
- If a parent is likely to encourage contact with the other parent
- Whether there is any history of violence in the home
Legal vs. Physical Custody
Having legal custody means that you’re are responsible for making decisions about your child’s upbringing, such as their education, physical care, and religion. Having physical custody refers to the time that each parent spends with the child. Both legal and physical custody and be joint or sole.
Call Us for a Free Initial Consultation
Custody issues should be resolved swiftly and amicably in order to minimize the trauma to children. At the Law Office of Thomas P. Gill, Jr., our Brandon child custody attorney strives to find efficient and effective solutions that work for your family. We can steer you towards a sound parenting plan that is in your and your children's interests. Tell us more about your parenting goals today.
Call the Law Office of Thomas P. Gill, Jr. at (813) 305-0353 to speak with a custody attorney in Brandon, FL today.