Custody / Visitation
At one time,
when parents divorced or separated, the courts automatically awarded custody to
a single parent, usually the mother. Custody rules were based on the premise
that children needed to form one strong primary bond with a parent, and all
other bonds were secondary and not as important.
research supports a different theory, that children can actually form many bonds
with adults, all equally as strong. In fact, the more bonds children form with
caring, stable adults, the better it is for them developmentally. The idea of
equal parenting time or shared custody is based on this research. While the
science behind custody has changed, often societal conventions and the court
system have not. Maximizing child visitation is mutually beneficial for both
parents and children. While each situation is unique, generally winning child
custody while protecting child visitation and child custody rights is vital for
a successful result. With so much at stake for children and parents in a child
custody dispute, having a well-informed child custody attorney can make a major
impact on the outcome of a case and the life of a child.
Parenting Time Attorney
For over 25
years, Charles D. Jamieson has been a leading advocate of parent's rights in the
legal community. While practicing in Maine, he wrote a pivotal paper that
promoted a new legal understanding of custody issues. Through solid
psychological data and access to well-respected experts, he has consistently
helped his clients litigate or settle difficult child custody and visitation
issues. Supervised visitation is sometimes a necessary first step towards
restoring child visitation rights for the future. At other times, supervised
visitation is not in the best interest of the child and should be revisited.
understands how important it is for children to maintain a healthy, stable
relationship with the adults in their lives, barring unusual circumstances. He
is committed to helping families understand the issues behind custody and
parenting, including equal parenting time, shared custody, visitation rights,
legal custody and others. Through informed and assertive representation, he
enables clients to find the best resolution for their children and protect their
parental rights. Grandparent custody and grandparent visitation have become
common concerns. The courts are recognizing with increasing frequency the
importance of the grandparent relationship. Even though the law is not
sympathetic to grandparent rights to have contact with their grandchildren, the
Law Firm of Charles D. Jamieson can fine creative solutions to legally create
and maintain relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren.
Custody and Visitation Topics.
Child Custody Lawyer
If you would
like to consult with a child custody lawyer in the Florida area, please
contact us or call 561/478-0312. Charles D. Jamieson will be happy to
discuss your situation.