Tampa Child Custody Attorney Protects You and Your Child’s Best Interests

Dedicated to protecting your family

Current Florida laws recognize the importance of a child maintaining a loving relationship with both parents even if the relationship between the parents has splintered. They also encourage parents to cooperate by forming a parenting plan that takes the child’s best interests into consideration. The Tampa child custody attorney at the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A. fights to protect the rights of families throughout Tampa Bay. We zealously represent clients facing custody challenges, helping parents maintain a healthy relationship with their children and have as much access to them as possible.

Florida courts consider a number of factors when determining custody

Florida courts use the best interest of the child standard when making child custody decisions. The courts can consider any factor that is relevant to this determination. However, some of the most common factors courts consider include:

  • Demonstrated capacity of each parent to provide for the needs of the child
  • Demonstrated capacity of each parent to encourage a relationship between the other parent and the child
  • Length of time the child has lived in a stable environment
  • Moral fitness of each parent
  • Evidence of abuse
  • Evidence of substance abuse
  • Mental and physical health of each parent
  • Records regarding the home, community and school of the child
  • Demonstrated capacity of each parent to keep the other parent informed of the child’s health, education and other major issues in his or her life
  • History of the nature of the prior parenting relationship and delegation of parental responsibilities
  • Geographic viability of the parenting plan

When you need to prove to the court that you can provide a more stable environment for your child, or you need to refute the other parent’s false allegations, trust our Tampa child custody attorney to stand firm and fight for your rights to be involved in your child’s life.

Providing evidence to support best interest factors

Through informal discovery and formal discovery requests, our team uncovers evidence critical to your case. We use depositions, requests for admissions, interrogatories, witness testimony and interviews with people familiar with the children and parents to uncover such information as:

  • Evidence of abuse
  • Evidence of a romantic partner cohabiting with the parent
  • Evidence of poor academic performance
  • Evidence of substance abuse
  • Evidence of interference with parenting time
  • Lists of potential witnesses
  • Lists of further documents to acquire

Contact our Tampa child custody attorney to receive a personalized legal strategy for your case.

If you are involved in a child custody dispute in FL, contact our Tampa attorney

For more than 27 years, the Tampa child custody attorney at the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A. has aggressively represented clients in child custody disputes. If you are embroiled in a child custody dispute, contact us at (813) 402-7934 or online right away. We offer free initial consultations to all new clients and have a convenient location right off of I-275 in downtown Tampa. We also offer appointments outside of normal business hours to accommodate our clients’ schedules.