Custody orders can be modified to give fathers more time

Like many courts all across the country, courts in Florida have begun to acknowledge the importance of fatherhood in the development of the child. In a system that has perennially granted mothers sole custody far more often than fathers, there has been a significant increase in the amount of shared parenting time that parents get with their children in the event of a divorce. This allows fathers to maintain a presence in the lives of their children, but it does not provide much assistance for fathers who have been absent from their children for years.

The increasing trend of shared parenting time is relatively new to child custody issues, arising only in the last few years. Fathers who divorced from the mother of their children more than a decade ago may have spent recent years far less involved in the lives of their children than they would have liked.

Fortunately for these fathers, this change in opinion when it comes to fatherhood can still be applied to their circumstances in the form of modified custody arrangements. Child custody arrangements are not set in stone for eternity, and they can be changed depending on the circumstances. This is especially true if factors that contributed to your current custody arrangement have been altered since the arrangement was made.

It is never too late to take action to be involved in your child's life, and if you believe that you deserve more time with your child than you are getting, you could fight for that time. If you believe that you can demonstrate to the courts that you deserve to be more involved in your child's upbringing, visit our webpage to learn how we can help you modify your custody arrangement in order to allow you to spend more time with your beloved child or children.

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