Preparing for the divorce process can feel like an overwhelming task. There are a lot of things to consider before you turn the page on one chapter in your life to start the next. People often come to us wondering how their children might be affected by a divorce. We’ve outlined a few things to consider around this topic as you’re preparing for this process and seeking out a divorce attorney.
While states vary on how they approach divorce proceedings when children are involved, Florida courts always work to protect the best interests of the child. This means that first and foremost, parents are encouraged to work together to reach an amicable agreement for how their children will be cared for and supported. This means that both counseling and mediation may be used to attempt to reach this kind of resolution.
If the parents are not able to agree on a parenting plan for their children, then the court will put one in place using its best judgment to give the child and the parents the best possible arrangement for the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of the child. The outcome of this entire process becomes the custody agreement, or more formally known as the parenting plan. The parenting plan will dictate almost everything related to the minor children, including timesharing arrangements, educational decisions, and even extracurricular activities.
This is a very broad summary on custody agreements and the effect divorce can have on children. At Greene & Greene, it is our mission to provide superior legal representation, service and value to our clients. Our attorneys are all experienced litigators who handle your case personally. If you are interested in engaging our firm, consultations are scheduled as needed and we are happy to accommodate your calendars.