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Tampa Child Custody Lawyers

Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone. When children are involved, it can be more emotional and stressful. As a parent, you may worry about how custody arrangements will affect your relationship with your child. You may experience a loss at the idea of having a “schedule” you must comply with and be anxious about how the entire matter will be resolved. 

At these times, you need a strong legal advocate to ensure your and your child’s best interests are a priority. At Rechel & Associates, our goal is to help families in the Tampa area reach child custody agreements consisting of parenting plans and timesharing schedules that they can be happy with, and that are best for the kids. 

We know how crucial it is for parents to develop parenting plans that work not only for them but also for their children. Our family law attorneys work meticulously to ensure that appropriate plans are established from the outset: these plans can be challenging to modify or change in the future. It’s vital to get them right the first time. 

Request a consultation with a Tampa child custody attorney by contacting a team member online or at (656) 219-3970

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Five-Star Client Reviews In Their Own Words

We anticipate moves other firms don't, and it shows in our reviews. Read some of our five-star testimonials below.

    "He Fought Like A Lion"
    It was a hard case and Ted fought for me so mightily and with such clever tactics that no other approach by any other attorney would not have gotten such a perfect outcome. He will fight like a lion to win your case.
    - Guatam P.
    "Above and Beyond"
    Ms. Todd is a game changer when it comes to fighting for what you want. Her knowledge and persistence is beyond excellent. We were able to receive everything that we asked for and more!
    - Kathryn W.
    "Easy to Work With"
    I am so grateful that I had Jennifer Todd on my legal team. They were so easy to work with and always looked out for my best interest. She took the time upfront to listen and offered excellent advice.
    - Mary L.
    "Amazing Experience"
    Jennifer and Julie were professional, understanding, and thorough. They guided me through the process and were always there to answer my questions. They were truly invested in getting the best possible outcome.
    - Kelly M.
    "Quite Exceptional"
    Ms. Todd's services along with the rest of her staff were quite exceptional. I was especially impressed that she handled things so seamlessly with me being out of state for the majority of the process.
    - Lindsay R.
    "He Kept Me Informed"

    Ted is excellent at providing his clients with a comprehensive understanding of their rights and the laws surrounding their case. He is always available to answer any questions his clients may have.

    - Jamie L.
    "Better Than I Could Have Imagined"
    The best law firm around! I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. Ted Rachel fought hard for me.
    - Robert S.
    "The Advocate You Want"
    Ted Rechel is the advocate you want working for you if you find yourself facing the unfortunate experience of divorce or child custody. Ted has been with us every step of the way.
    - Shakuntala D.

Understanding How a Parenting Plan Works

A written parenting plan sets out the rules and responsibilities of parenting a child, including, but not limited to:

  • Timesharing schedule – which parent has timesharing with the child on what dates, including holidays, summer and winter breaks
  • School district – which parent’s address will be used for school designation
  • Rules on third-party caregivers, daycare, babysitters
  • Extracurricular activities, who pays/who decides
  • Any other provisions relating to your child that are unique to your family situation and circumstances

Parents can decide on these arrangements outside of court through mutual agreement and mediation, creating a parenting plan that is then submitted to the court for approval. It will likely be approved if the plan adheres to the court’s policy of protecting the child’s best interests.

If parents cannot reach an independent agreement, the court intervenes and decides based on the child's best interests. Factors considered include the child's relationship with each parent, each parent's capacity to provide for the child's needs, the child's home stability, any history of domestic violence or substance abuse, and other considerations relevant to the case. 

At Rechel & Associates, our Tampa child custody attorneys understand the importance of crafting a good parenting plan and timesharing schedule for your children. We are also well-versed in how courts view this critical matter, how the law impacts it, and how to negotiate with the other side to reach a solution that respects your rights while prioritizing your child’s best interests. 

Experienced Legal Guidance for Child Custody Matters

At Rechel & Associates, P.A., our team of Tampa child custody lawyers is dedicated to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation for families facing child custody disputes. We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and are committed to helping our clients navigate the complexities of child custody laws in Florida.

Our child custody legal services include:

  • Assistance with child custody agreements
  • Representation in child custody hearings
  • Modification of existing custody arrangements
  • Enforcement of custody orders
  • Legal guidance for relocation and parental rights

With years of experience in family law, our firm is equipped to handle a wide range of child custody matters and provide personalized legal strategies tailored to each client's unique situation. If you are in need of experienced legal guidance for child custody issues, contact Rechel & Associates, P.A. today for a consultation.

Connect with us through our online contact form or call (656) 219-3970 for legal help today from our experienced Tampa Bay child custody lawyers. 

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