We understand the sensitive, emotionally charged nature of child custody issues

Whether you are going through a divorce or are an unmarried parent, you want what is best for your children.  When coming up with a child custody and support plan, that means having an attorney who will fight to protect your parental rights.  At Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley, we help families in the St. Augustine, St. John’s, Flagler, Putnam, and Clay County areas develop child custody and visitation plans that work for them.

Protect your legal rights before it’s too late

There are a lot of things to consider when coming up with a plan for your children’s future.  The state of Florida encourages shared parental responsibilities when coming up with a parenting time and visitation strategies. However, unmarried fathers DO NOT have the same rights as married men.

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Our goal is to help you find solutions to all your family law concerns.  And make no mistake:  when a rational, cooperative approach is not possible, we will fight for you.  Serving a diverse range of clients in the St. Augustine area, we offer Spanish language translation services.  Contact us today to set up a consultation.

Both child custody and child support plans are determined by a set of guidelines.  You do, however, have some flexibility within the guidelines and we will help you navigate these guidelines in a way that fits your goals regarding:

• Child Custody & Visitation (Time-sharing):  Whether you want full or partial custody, we will fight for your parental rights so you can do what is best for your children.  We will also help you have up with a time-sharing (visitation) plan tailored to the needs of your family.

• Child Support:  There are a number of factors that will affect your child support payments, including your child custody plan and income.  We will help you understand these determining factors so you know what to expect.

It is always possible that your spouse’s lawyer could manipulate the system for their benefit.  We will make sure they do not use any loopholes in the system to take advantage of your in your settlement.

If your circumstances change, we can also help you file for post-divorce modifications.  Available for both child custody and support, a modification will allow you to change your plan to accurately reflect your current financial situation. Contact us for help today.