Family Law attorney Grant Gisondo has been representing clients for over a decade in all forms of family law, which includes the evaluation of a person for custody of their minor child. In Florida, the care and nurturing of a minor child, that is, a child from birth through age l8 and beyond if legally unable to support themself, is no longer usually determined by custody as in times past but by what is termed shared parenting or parental time-sharing. Overnights, decision making in education, discipline, medical, and religion are shared as equally as possible. A parenting plan will be developed, ordering how many situations involving a minor child will be handled. However, there are circumstances in which the term child custody is still used, and a court will award sole custody to one or the other parent or a third party such as a grandparent if neither parent is considered fit to care for the minor child.
If there is a reason such as a parent is incarcerated, has been convicted of child abuse or domestic violence, is on drugs, or is mentally or physically unable to care for a minor child, a judge will award custody to one parent or a third party. Sometimes visitation will be allowed by the other parent and sometimes not. Often visitation will be allowed, but it will be supervised by a court-appointed person at a court-determined place for a specific amount of time.
If you are in a situation where you think you should have sole custody or, on the other hand, will lose shared custody, it is vital you engage the representation of an experienced Family Law attorney. Grant Gisondo is well prepared and experienced to handle even difficult cases of child custody. He can represent clients in Florida in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, and Hillsborough Counties and New York and Washington DC. For the convenience of a potential client, Attorney Gisondo offers a free, initial, in-office consultation. At this meeting, you can ask questions concerning child custody procedures and learn how Attorney Gisondo can help. You will also be able to find out costs connected with the case and if you would feel comfortable having Attorney Gisondo represent you. You can call his office at (561) 530-4568 to make an appointment. His office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and, for new clients, on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.