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Leesburg Child Custody Lawyer

Doing What Is Right for Your Children

Fairly Dividing Custody Between ExesDivorce can bring relief or heartache and much depends upon the legal counsel you choose to represent you during this difficult time. Divorce can particularly affect your children’s well-being, especially when it comes to child custody orders.

Decisions about the custody of children can turn into bitter arguments and ongoing disputes. If you are preparing for child custody negotiations, you will want a skilled and experienced child custody attorney in Leesburg, FL, by your side. At the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher, we offer comprehensive representation from a Leesburg divorce attorney who is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Everything we do is meant to protect you and your children’s well-being.

To request our legal services in Leesburg, please call us at (352) 503-4111 or contact us online.

Understanding Custody Options

The state of Florida enforces laws that reflect the belief that it is in a child’s best interest to have a relationship with both parents. Florida courts recognize both legal custody and physical custody. A parent with legal custody is able to make decisions about the child’s health care, education, and religion. Physical custody determines where the child will live.

It is possible for one parent to have sole custody or for both parents to share joint custody. In Florida, joint custody is referred to as “shared parental responsibility,” wherein both parents must work together to make decisions about the child’s upbringing. Even in this situation, however, the child will live primarily with one parent who serves as the primary joint custodian. The other parent will have visitation rights.

How Is Child Custody Determined?

If the parents cannot come to an agreement about child custody matters on their own, the decision will be left up to the courts.

When awarding custody, the courts will consider:

  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • Religious and cultural matters
  • The child’s wishes, if he or she is old/mature enough
  • The opportunity for support and interaction with extended family
  • Each parent’s parenting styles and experience
  • Any instances of domestic abuse, drug use, or excessive alcohol consumption

Once a custody order has been enacted, you can only change it by requesting modifications and having them approved by the court.

Our Leesburg child custody attorney can help you fight for custody of your child and seek a favorable resolution to your custody dispute. At the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher, we strive to meet your needs while seeking what is in the best interests of your children.

Contact us at (352) 503-4111 to request a consultation today. Our family law firm serves clients throughout West Lake County, FL.

Why Hire Jody Fisher Law?

  • Reputation Of Success

  • Former Prosecutor

  • 2 Decades of Experience

  • Experienced Litigator

  • Dedicated To Our Clients

  • Aggressive Defense

  • Awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers

  • Rated Excellent by Avvo

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  • She is highly competent and outstanding in her work.

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  • They go out of their way to help their clients any way that they can.

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  • I am divorced and very satisfied with her!

    “She was honest and told me what to expect even when I didn't want to hear it.”

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    “It was quick and painless especially after trying to attempt the stepparent adoption on our own what a nightmare that was.”

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