Protecting Your Interests In Child Custody And Time-Sharing Cases

The attorneys of Pilka & Associates, P.A., have handled hundreds of family law cases involving questions of child custody and parenting time. We have handled simple child custody agreements between parents, as well as complex issues like:

  • Child relocation proceedings, which arise when one parent with shared parenting wants to move more than 50 miles from the other parent
  • Modification of time-sharing due to a substantial change in circumstances
  • High-conflict situations that make it difficult for parents to collaborate
  • Adoption of minor children, often by stepparents

Although the term "custody" is still used, Florida no longer recognizes it, but instead has replaced it with the term "time-sharing." Time-sharing is how much time a parent will spend with a child when the child is in their care. The amount of time-sharing can affect the amount of child support ordered.

Protecting The Best Interests Of The Child

We understand that legal disputes over time-sharing are often emotionally charged and highly contentious. For many parents, the thought of missing out on time with their child is devastating. We are here to help and protect your interests during this difficult time.

The stated purpose under Florida law is that each parent will have a meaningful and important relationship with his or her child, and that the parents will collaborate and communicate on major decisions for their child.

Our goal is to reach a fair and sustainable resolution to your case that serves your child's best interests while providing you with sound legal advice and support along the way.

Contact Pilka & Associates, P.A.

With offices in Lakeland and Brandon, Florida, our attorneys serve people throughout the west coast and Central Florida. Please contact us online, or call us in Brandon at 863-236-9321 or in Lakeland at 813-502-1097, to speak with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.