How Martin Law Helps A Family
Martin Law Group is committed to providing excellent legal representation to individuals seeking Family Law Attorney throughout Central Florida. Your case is about you and we want to make sure that you are able to understand the process so that you can make the best decision about how you want to move forward with matter. Martin Law Group is a small firm where each client receives personalized service. Each matter is well understood, not only by the attorney, but all employees of the firm, to ensure that we are able to provide answers to any of the questions a client may have.
Benefit of Using an Attorney In A Family Law Matter.
There are many people who will go through the divisive issues of family law, and not need an attorney, with one major reason being that both parties were able to come to a mutual agreement and understanding, without the involvement of any outside influence. On the other side of the spectrum, there are two main reasons why individuals who have children involved and are not able to communicate with each other to come to a mutual resolution regarding those children, should take up the counsel of an attorney. These two reasons are education and peace of mind. The education that you gain from an attorney during a family law case, not only helps you while you are going through the case, but it also provides you with guidance of how-to carry-on after the case is over. Education and peace of mind pour over into each other, education provides understanding and understanding provides peace of mind. It is the disconnect in the communication of the involved parties that tends to create tension that is experienced in trying to make sound decisions for the family. When using an attorney, an individual is able to have the rules and understand the rules of family know, which enables them to gain clarity of what this new life will be with their family. This clarity allows them to have the tools necessary to adjust to this new way of living and loving within their family.
Does her father have legal rights to custody?
When a child’s parents are unmarried, the statutes of most states require that the mother be awarded sole physical custody unless the father takes action to be awarded custody. An unwed father often cannot win custody over a mother who is a good parent, but he will usually take priority over other relatives, foster parents, or prospective adoptive parents. However, the father will likely be entitled to visitation rights with the child.
Does Signing the Birth Certificate Men I Have Rights As A Father?
You are in a long term relationship and your significant other tells you that she is pregnant.The day of birth comes, and you proudly sign the birth certificate as the father. Some time later, you develop reasons to doubt whether you are the Father. You take a DNA test to confirm your biological connection and discover you are not the child’s biological father. What can you do to make sure you are no longer recognized as the father after signing the birth certificate? The response to this question varies on whether paternity has actually been established or not. If paternity has been established, then Florida Statute 742.18 sets forth provisions to help you disestablish paternity or terminate a child support obligation. For more information on whether paternity has been established or whether Florida Statute 742.18 applies in your situtation, please contact Martin Law Group, P.L. We help reasonable people redefine family. Serving Central Florida.
For what reasons would a non-custodial parent be refused visitation?
There are rare cases of a non-custodial parent being refused any visitation. Most of those cases involve a threat or danger from the non-custodial parent. This might include past allegations or convictions of abuse, drug or alcohol addiction or the knowledge that the non-custodial parent would take the child out of state.
What is the main difference between "legal" and "physical" custody of a child?
A parent who has “physical custody” of a child has the right to provide day-to-day care for the child. The key aspect of physical custody in most child custody situations is that the child will live with the parent who has physical custody. “Legal custody” gives a parent the right to make long-term decisions about the raising of a child, and key aspects of the child’s welfare — including the child’s education, medical care, dental care, and religious instruction.
My wife and I recently filed for divorce. It was a mutual decision, and we would like to figure out a custody and visitation arrangement without having the court ultimately decide. Is that possible?
A: Yes. Parents can resolve a custody and visitation matter outside of court — either themselves during informal settlement negotiations (usually with the help of attorneys), or through out-of-court alternative dispute resolution proceedings like mediation or “collaborative law” (also with the help of attorneys). Usually, the court will need to approve the agreement before it becomes final, but that step is typically a formality.
If my divorce goes to family court, how will the judge decide who gets custody?
A: In deciding who will have custody, the court will consider various factors. The overriding consideration is always the child’s best interests. Often, the main factor is which parent has been the child’s “primary caretaker.” If the children are old enough, the courts will take their preference into account in making a custody decision.
Do grandparents have a legal right to visitation with their grandchildren?
Grandparents may also wish to enforce their legal right to visitation with their grandchildren, if that right is being interfered with by the child’s parent(s), i.e. after a divorce or separation. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have some variation of a law protecting grandparents’ right to visitation with their grandchildren.