Child Custody & Child Support Attorneys in Boca Raton, FL
Promoting the Best Interests of Your Children in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami-Dade Counties
No part of divorce requires more care than when a child’s best interests are at stake. At Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A., we strive to uphold the highest standard of careful, knowledgeable, and highly professional representation for clients and their children.
Do you need legal assistance for your child custody or child support matter? Call Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A., today at (561) 447-2274 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Boca Raton child custody and child support lawyer.
Establishing a Parenting Plan in Florida
One of the most fertile grounds for legal battles involves the establishment of a parenting plan (formerly called child custody). In general, Florida law requires that a parenting plan determine both decision-making responsibility for the child and the actual time the child spends with each parent. Even though the child may live primarily with one parent, the other parent may retain an equal say in how the child is brought up. This is called shared parental responsibility. Each party has input, for example, on issues relating to education, health, religion, extracurricular activities, and more.
Separately, and often more importantly, the parenting plan sets forth the regular and holiday schedule that each parent will enjoy with their children. Courts generally try to strike a balance between the work schedule of the parents and the needs of the child. The goal is to foster a close and loving relationship with both parents.
Parental relocation is another important issue. Our law firm regularly represents parents who wish to relocate to another geographic area with a minor child, as well as parents defending against a move away from the child’s existing home.
How is Child Support Determined in Florida?
Unlike alimony determinations, which are based on the equities in the case and the balancing of various factors, child support is a function of statutory guidelines with a specific mathematical formula. However, the court may consider a number of factors to deviate from those guidelines, such as specific time-sharing arrangements established for the benefit of the minor children.
At Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A., our attorneys will look carefully at all relevant financial details, using pay stubs and other documentation to determine each spouse’s income over a year’s time. Income, deductions, and expenses will help tell the story of how much a spouse can afford to pay and how much the receiving spouse needs to care for shared children.
Contact Our Boca Raton Child Custody and Child Support Lawyer
Schedule a consultation with a lawyer regarding child custody, child support, or spousal support. From our law offices, we serve clients throughout the region.
Peter L. Gladstone Principal/Shareholder
Jeffrey A. Weissman Principal/Shareholder
David L. Hirschberg Principal/Shareholder
Denise L. Schneider Principal/Shareholder
Abigail M. Cohen Senior Associate
Casey A. Cusick Senior Associate
Joshua L. Plager Senior Associate
Tova N. Verchow Senior Associate
Unstoppable and Relentless
“David is incredibly articulate and warm. David was also unstoppable and relentless when it came to representing me.”
Truly a slam dunk.
“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, I got everything I asked for, it was truly a slam dunk. I owe Peter a great deal of gratitude to for the outstanding work he did on my behalf. I’m convinced that if it wasn’t for him I would not be”
Exceeded My Expectations
“Each interaction with Attorney Hirschberg exceeded my expectations”