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Compassionate Counsel For Child Custody And Support

Child custody and support battles can be difficult legal cases for divorcing parents and their children. These cases add even more stress to a family that is figuring out life after a divorce. The Law & Mediation Offices of Minervino Rodriguez, Jr., helps parents and children overcome the hurdles of child custody and support disputes.

Minervino Rodriguez, Jr., is a Miami attorney with nearly 40 years of family law and litigation experience. He will handle your case so you can you focus on your children. Attorney Rodriguez will take the time to understand your situation and work diligently to achieve your goals.

Representation For Time-Sharing Disputes

Understanding how Florida courts decide child custody, also called time-sharing, can be confusing for many parents. You should know that the family courts prioritize arrangements that are in the best interests of the child. Attorney Rodriguez can defend your parental rights, and explain to a judge why your proposal is in the best interests of the children.

The court weighs many factors when determining time-sharing, including:

  • A parent's ability to give love, financial support and a stable home
  • A child's home and school history
  • A parent's involvement in their child's life and extracurricular activities
  • The ability for parents to work together to raise their child

Parents who can work together may be able to agree on a time-sharing arrangement outside of the courtroom. A family court judge must still approve this agreement. Attorney Rodriguez can represent you in mediation so that you can create a parenting plan without the stress, expense, and time investment of a court case.

An Experienced Child Support Lawyer

Child support orders can lead to intense disputes in negotiations and the courtroom. A judge will use a set of guidelines to calculate the child support total and parents must show their need for modified payments. Attorney Rodriguez can help you calculate your expected payments and create a legal strategy that works to get you a fair outcome.

Attorney Rodriguez can also assist you if you have an existing child support order and cannot afford your payments or if you are not receiving full payments. He guides clients through the child support modification and enforcement process.

Paternity Actions And Child Support

Fathers who are not listed on their child's birth certificate can have problems obtaining time-share. These fathers may need to file a paternity action to protect their rights. Attorney Rodriguez helps fathers prove their parentage so that they can play a role in their children's lives.

Proving parentage gives fathers all the rights and responsibilities of a parent, including child support payments. Attorney Rodriguez's law firm assists families in proving a child's parentage so that a father can be compelled to pay the proper support payments. He has years of experience with complex paternity actions involving professional athletes and other high-income individuals.

Speak To A Understanding And Skilled Lawyer

At Attorney Rodriguez's firm, you will receive compassionate and skilled representation for your family law case. If you need help with child custody or support, call 305-705-6000 or email the firm.