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Child Custody

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When deciding on matters of child custody and visitation, the Florida courts focus on what is in the best interests of the child. A judge in family court will look at the facts of each case. However, there are a number of factors laid out by the Florida statutes that provide the courts guidance in order to determine what is in the best interests of the child.

Fortunately, you have a Boca Raton family law attorney by your side who knows what the factors are and can use that knowledge to strategically create an argument that works for your case.

Educating And Guiding You

It is important that you receive the information and guidance that you need to understand what is happening in your case. The more you know, the better your decisions will be and the less confusion you will experience. Here are some of the factors that the court looks at:

  • The ability of each parent to maintain a relationship between the child and the other parent
  • The ability of a parent to follow a parenting schedule and agree to changes
  • The division of parenting responsibilities
  • The ability of each parent to put their child’s needs first
  • How long the child has lived with one parent and the stability of that home
  • The ability for parents to maintain a parenting plan, even when visitation involves travel
  • The moral fitness of each parent
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • How well the child does at home, and in the community
  • The child’s preference, taking into consideration the child’s maturity and intelligence
  • Each parent’s involvement in the child’s life
  • The ability of each parent to establish a stable routine for the child
  • The ability of each parent to communicate with one another regarding child-related matters
  • Any past history of domestic violence
  • The ability of the parents to be involved in the child’s extracurricular and school activities
  • The ability of each parent to provide a healthy home
  • The ability of each parent to shield the child from the court action by not discussing the case

Securing The Best Result For You And Your Child

It is important that the best result is secured for your child and for you. The court can decide to give one parent primary responsibility or it may award equal time-sharing. Ideally, when an agreed upon parenting plan may be established. The best interests of the child may be served in those instances where he/she observes cooperation between their parents. Your Florida family law attorney will help you through this process in an effort to bring you the best outcome for you and your child.

Contact Attorney Ronald M. Zakarin For Child Custody Matters

Ronald Zakarin is a Certified Florida Guardian Ad Litem for neglected and abused children in judicial proceedings. Child custody is a serious matter that requires the assistance and representation of an experienced family law attorney. When you are faced with a child custody matter, there will undoubtedly be confusion and uncertainty as to the potential outcome. At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin, P.A., we understand what you are going through and will be here to help you every step of the way. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at 561-338-5297 to schedule a free consultation.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

  • Ronald made this, otherwise, stressful experience as seamless as possible. For someone with dyslexia, I worried about understanding all of the technicalities involved in my case. He walked me through every step and every detail with ease. Ron was always there for me, just a phone call away. Overall, he was an understanding and caring person who went above and beyond to help me through this trying time.

  • Mr. Zakarin did an exceptional job in my case. He was professional, knowledgeable and answered every question I had with professionalism and honesty. He kept me informed throughout the case and fought for me until the case was resolved.

  • Ron Zakarin was recommended by a friend after a bad automobile accident. Upon meeting him he seemed like a regular guy ,then when he started talking I saw the passion and toughness. The understanding, professionalism and access of Mr. Zakarin's office , made a bad experience more tolerable. The silver-lining in my experience was the result. Six times the settlement I expected and the top maximum available settlement possible! I would recommend Zakarin to all of my friends...and none of my enemies!

  • Ron Zakarin has been my personal attorney since 2004 and as such has guided me effortlessly and professionally as well as thoroughly through all of my legal venues including prenuptial, marriage, dissolution of marriage, will and estate planning, vetting of criminal defense attorneys for a family member in another state an any and such other questions I pose. Ron has always been responsive, thorough and willing to listen and delve into areas that my not be his professional forte but will work with others who are experts in any area needed. His billings are itemized and precise and fair. I have referred others to Ron and his firm and will continue to do so. Ron always returns my calls and if for some reason he is not available he ensures that someone from his office returns my calls and obtains the information I require or provide assistance.

  • Ron assisted me in a complex legal matter in a critical situation regarding child support for my special needs child who was turning 19. Had it not been for Ron's efforts, my ability to provide a home , medical needs, clothing and food for my son would have been in jeopardy. Ron also assisted me in a number of legal matters and has always been there for me. Ron is compassionate, caring and knowledgeable in all areas of family issues.

  • Ron has been very helpful and makes the client feel important. Their problems are important to him. He is attentive and cares about his clients. I woild strongly recommend Ron if I neeed an attorney.

  • My teenage son was nearly fatally injured in an automobile accident, medivacted to a trauma center and in a coma for three weeks. His care was excellent but the medical bills were astronomical. Ron Zakarin and his firm took control of the case the day after the accident, ensuring he got the best care possible. Throughout his recovery Ron and his team worked hard to negotiate with the insurance companies and medical creditors to keep everything under control. In the end my son recovered fully, all the medical bills were negotiated and paid, the law firm was paid (industry standard rates) and my son still had a sizable sum to bank for any future medical needs. The actual medical bills alone were more than the available insurance! Even after everything was settled Ron personally keeps contact to make sure my son is still doing well. More than a lawyer or law firm, they truly were partners for our legal needs and made the best of a terrible situation.