Legal Guidance From Attorneys Who Care

Protecting Valuable Time With Your Child

Ending a relationship is never easy, especially if you have children. At Akin Law P.A., we understand that, as a loving parent, you want what’s best for your child while safeguarding your parental rights. As experienced custody attorneys in DeLand and Volusia County, we can help you do that.

Florida replaces the traditional legal term “child custody” with “parenting plan” and “time-sharing.” As experienced custody attorneys, we can guide you in crafting a reasonable plan while fiercely protecting precious time with your child. We are also ready to support you if sole custody is necessary for your child’s safety.

How Courts Determine Your Child’s Best Interests

When parents disagree on a parenting plan, family courts step in to establish a shared custody arrangement that serves the child’s best interests. Some of the factors judges consider include:

  • Each parent’s willingness to foster a relationship with the other parent
  • The child’s relationship with each parent and home environment
  • The moral fitness of the parents
  • The mental and physical health of the parents
  • The child’s preference, if of a suitable age and maturity
  • The child’s school and community record
  • Any evidence of domestic violence or substance abuse

Sole custody may be deemed appropriate in cases where one parent is found to be unfit due to reasons such as abuse, neglect or inability to provide a stable environment.

Steadfast Representation To Achieve Your Custody Goals

At Akin Law P.A., we have decades of combined experience, offering detailed and personalized guidance through every step of your custody case. While we seek peaceful solutions, we aren’t afraid to fight to protect your child and your parenting rights.

We are also there for you when you need to modify or enforce an existing parenting plan or child support order. We pride ourselves on our hands-on approach; when you work with us, you communicate directly with your lawyer, not paralegals.

To learn more about how we can help, call 386-271-4740 or contact us online to request a consultation. Our compassionate and personalized approach focuses on giving you the support you deserve.