Sharing Responsibility in Your Child’s Best Interest
Whether you are married or divorced, you have a responsibility to make decisions in your children’s best interests. This is known as “parental responsibility,” and shared parental responsibility is ideal. However, sole parental responsibility is sometimes a necessary reality. At Lewert Law Offices, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida, we focus on the rights of our clients and the best interests of their children.
We invite you to contact us by phone at 561-948-3419 or by e-mail through this Web site to schedule an appointment with our attorney. We offer a free initial telephone consultation.
Both Parents Being Responsible
Even if one parent is designated the primary residential parent and gets to spend more time with your children, the non-custodial parent typically has equal parenting rights and is equally entitled to be consulted on all decisions for the children. At Lewert Law Offices, P.A., we encourage all of our clients to take an active role in the lives of their children. Divorce can do too much damage for one parent to disappear from their kids’ lives, and children need to have a positive relationship with BOTH parents. Did you know it is your former spouse’s duty to foster a positive relationship between you and your children?
Sole Parenting as a Necessary Option
When violence, a criminal history, neglect, or other similar factors put children in danger or at risk of detriment, sole parental responsibility may be in the children’s best interests. In such circumstances, the court has the authority to make only one parent responsible for child-related decisions and upbringing.
Mediating Shared Parenting and Child Custody
Family law attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Tina L. Lewert established her mediation practice to facilitate discussion between divorcing parents. Mediation can be an effective tool in resolving divorce-related matters, particularly those that involve your children. You can take control of the decision-making process and not wait for the sound of the judge’s gavel.