Creating Child Custody Arrangements That Work

Child custody — now called "parental responsibility" in Florida — can be one of the most stressful types of family law proceedings. As a parent, you are understandably concerned about how a custody determination will affect you and your child's lives. Will the outcome allow you to remain involved in your child's upbringing and daily life?

The good news is that custody proceedings do not need to be bitter and stressful battles. Even hotly contested custody cases rarely result in all-or-nothing outcomes. Instead, the best interests of the children will guide the decision-making, typically resulting in shared parenting with a reasonable parenting plan that gives both parents meaningful involvement.

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At the Law Office of Amanda Salcido in Lakeland, Florida, attorney Salcido understands the high stakes involved in child custody proceedings. She can analyze your circumstances and develop an approach that both promotes the best interests of your children and advances your goals. Our law office is in Lakeland, and we serve clients throughout central Florida, including Tampa and Plant City.

While Ms. Salcido encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach to resolving custody and visitation (timesharing) disputes whenever possible, she is a skillful and dynamic litigator who can vigorously protect your interests in court if needed. She will work with you to implement a course of action that makes sense for your situation.

Thorough Guidance At All Stages Of Your Case

Lawyer Amanda Salcido can guide you through all aspects of custody proceedings, from the initial filing through the court's custody determination or parenting plan agreement. Many custody cases proceed through mediation, a type of back-and-forth discussion facilitated by a neutral third-party mediator. Ms. Salcido can prepare you for the mediation process and walk you through it. If your case proceeds to court, she will apply extensive litigation experience to present a strong case. And finally, if there are legal grounds for challenging the trial court's determination, attorney Salcido can also protect your interests on appeal.

After the initial parenting plan is in place, changes in circumstances such as relocating may necessitate revisiting or modifying the plan down the road. Attorney Salcido can help you modify a child custody order or pursue proceedings to enforce an existing parenting plan.

In addition to traditional custody cases, Ms. Salcido also handles third-party cases. If you are a grandparent or relative seeking temporary custody of a child, attorney Salcido can help you explore your options.

Get Skilled And Caring Counsel

Lawyer Amanda Salcido is not only an experienced and effective advocate, but also a caring legal counselor who will take the time to listen to your concerns and understand your goals. To discuss your situation with her during a consultation, call 863-266-4122 or complete the online contact form.