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Child Custody

Daytona Beach Child Custody Attorney

Our Experienced Custody Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights & Best Interests

Being a parent means taking care of your children for the rest of your life. In the event of a divorce, there is a chance you won’t get to see your kids as much as you used to. Child custody is arguably the most sensitive issue in family law, resulting in significant stress, anxiety, and fear. With the help of a skilled divorce attorney on your side, you can increase your chances of obtaining primary custody of your children.

Suppose you require legal assistance with a child custody case or are interested in modifying a current order. In that case, our Daytona Beach child custody lawyers at Buckmaster & Ellzey will strive to obtain the most favorable results possible for our clients.

We will take the time to review your claim, listen to your concerns, and determine your legal options to resolve your dispute.

Contact us for award-winning defense on your case!

Child Custody Laws in Florida

Child custody means providing care, shelter, and support to a minor child. The state court decides and awards legal and physical custody. Legal custody is the right of a parent to make educational, medical, disciplinary, and religious decisions for the child. In contrast, physical custody establishes where the child lives.

There are two main types of custody arrangements: sole custody or joint custody.

  • Sole custody is when a parent obtains both legal and physical child custody
  • Joint custody means both parents share legal and physical custody of a child

When it comes to the latter, the court will determine who the primary joint custodian is and who is granted visitation.

The court makes all child custody decisions based on the best interest of the children, which includes factors such as:

  • The age and gender of the child
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • The child’s wishes (if they are of mature age)
  • The need for a consistent and stable home environment
  • Support and interaction opportunities with relatives
  • The child’s relationship with their siblings and other household members
  • The child’s ability to adjust to changes in community and school
  • Evidence of abuse, domestic violence, drug use, and other criminal activity

If you and the other parent cannot reach an agreement, a Florida judge will make those decisions for you.

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With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, our Daytona Beach family law lawyers can protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process. Our lawyers can make sure we file all the paperwork. All deadlines are met, and the other party is adhering to the custody order.

Contact us and discuss your issue with our legal team immediately.


Why Choose Buckmaster & Ellzey?

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys