Child Custody, Support & Paternity Lawyers
Finding Creative Solutions To Difficult Family Problems And Disputes
If you are contemplating divorce and have minor children, your main concern is likely where the children will live, where they will go to school and who will be responsible for their financial support.
At Crawford, Modica & Holt, we are family law attorneys that understand how important preserving your relationship with your children is to you. We work diligently to get your children into a situation that is best for them, while preserving family relationships to the greatest extent possible.
A Parenting Plan That Works For Your Family
In any custody dispute, Florida courts require that a Parenting Plan be entered governing the relationship between the parents and the children. A Parenting Plan will include directives regarding how the parents will share daily tasks, what parent will be responsible for health care and school matters, how the parents will communicate with the children and the time-sharing schedule the parents will follow in accordance with the best interests of the children.
There is room for negotiation and finding creative solutions during the drafting of a Parenting Plan. The help of an experienced family law attorney is extremely valuable throughout this process. At Crawford, Modica & Holt, we tailor our representation to your unique circumstances. If you are looking to negotiate to avoid the length and expense of divorce, we can help. If the health or safety of your children is at risk, we are equally ready to fight relentlessly for their protection.
Understanding Child Support Guidelines
Florida lawmakers have created a guideline for calculating child support based on the income of the parties, the number of children born of the marriage and other factors. We can help guide you regarding the amount of child support that may be ordered based on the individual facts present in your case.
If the parents of a minor child were not married at the time of the child’s birth, a paternity action may be required to establish the legal rights and responsibilities of the parties. Those legal rights will include: parental responsibility, time-sharing, child support and other issues. If you are the mother, you may want to bring a paternity action to determine the paternity of the child or to ensure the payment of child support. If you do not yet have legal status as the father, you may want to bring a paternity action to prevent the mother from leaving the state or from denying you time-sharing. Crawford, Modica & Holt can help you navigate a paternity action based on your individual circumstances and the goals you hope to achieve.
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We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your legal needs. Call us at 352-432-8644 or schedule your initial consultation online by clicking here. We represent clients throughout Lake County, Orange County, Sumter County and beyond with offices in Clermont and Tavares, Florida.
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