Florida Child Custody And Support Lawyers

Lawyers Protecting Parents And Children

At the Kaylor Law Group, we understand how important your children are to you, and we are dedicated to helping all of our clients protect their children and their relationships with them by pursuing fair child custody and support plans.

Attorney Mark McMann and the rest of our team have the experience to resolve your child custody and support issues through settlement negotiations or litigation if necessary. Contact us at our offices in Lakeland or Winter Haven, Florida, for a free initial consultation.

Crafting A Parenting Plan That Meets Your Child's Needs

The goal of the child custody system is to protect the best interests of the child. It is important for parents to step back and keep their children's interests, more so than their own interests, in mind. Major child custody issues include the following:

  • Time sharing: The court may decide that the child will spend roughly the same amount of time with each parent. But if one parent is less capable of providing a stable home, that parent may only get visitation rights.
  • Parental responsibility: Even if the parents do not get equal parenting time, they may get equal responsibility for making important decisions regarding issues like education, health care and religion.
  • Parental alienation: Generally, parents are ordered not to call each other names or disparage each other in front of their children. Parents who violate this principle may be penalized.

Child custody parenting plans are governed by Florida family law. Whether a parenting plan is negotiated between the parents or litigated in court, it must be approved by a judge before it is made final.

Pursuing Fair And Accurate Child Support Orders

In Florida, child support is calculated using a formula that takes into account factors such as the income of each parent, the amount of time the child spends with each parent and the number of children each parent is responsible for supporting.

Our attorneys are experienced at helping clients ensure that child support calculations are fair and accurate. We also advise our clients on keeping paper trails in case of future disputes over child support. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your concerns about child custody or support.