Child Custody

Attentive Attorney Helping Parents Resolve Vital Issues

It can take the help of a family law attorney if you and your co-parent are having difficulties reaching a custody and parenting time schedule. At JerriLynn Hadley PLLC, I draw from my 20-plus years of legal experience to build a strong case on your behalf. Serving clients in the Pensacola area and elsewhere throughout Florida, I am devoted to making sure the court protects the best interests of your child and honors your rights as a parent.

Helpful Mediation Strategies For Fair Arrangements

I can assist you in a structured, more anxiety-free mediation process that best serves the children. During mediation, co-parents can work more amicably to resolve key decisions involving their children. I can help guide you through complex decisions and shield your children from heated discussions. By making child-related decisions out of court, you can experience a quicker and a less stressful outcome. I use strategic tactics to guide you and your child’s parent toward positive outcome.

Ready To Litigate With Skill And Strength

Perhaps there is too much resentment and hostility. Perhaps you have exhausted options for negotiation and mediation. Maybe the other spouse is endangering your child. In certain divorce cases, there is no alternative but to resolve matters in a courtroom. I am an experienced trial attorney who can help protect your family and your parental rights. I take a practical approach to litigation so you can feel confident that your future with children is safe.

When it comes to litigation, I handle issues such as:

  • Child custody arrangements
  • Visitation rights including grandparent rights
  • Modification orders and their enforcement
  • Juvenile delinquency proceedings
  • Important decisions including a child’s education, religion and upbringing

The uncertain nature of litigation makes it extremely stressful. You can rely on me to address your concerns and make the process as stress-free as possible.

How Will The Court Make Its Decision?

In Florida, neither the mother nor the father has an advantage in court. The court acknowledges that children tend to benefit from having contact with both parents. When a judge issues a custody and parenting time decision, it considers a variety of factors. These can include:

  • Your relationship with your child
  • Your ability to provide for the child’s needs
  • Your willingness to co-parent with your child’s other parent
  • Your child’s involvement in school, church or community activities
  • Your living arrangement

Some major factors that could negatively impact a custody decision include the history of substance abuse, mental health troubles or domestic violence. Even without these factors, you should have a lawyer on your side who can present your circumstances in a favorable light and help you win the arrangement that is best for you and your child.

Shield Your Child From The Negative Impact Of A Custody Dispute

Going through a custody battle is notoriously difficult on children. You can ease their burden by putting their well-being first with a few of these tips:

  1. Communicate with them about custody matters in age-appropriate terms
  2. Keep emotions calm and try to set aside any anger
  3. Do not use your child as a pawn in custody negotiations
  4. Consider counseling or therapy for your child if appropriate
  5. Spend quality time with them during this difficult time

The measures you take today will go a long way toward keeping your child well-adjusted and happy tomorrow.

Contact A Family Law Attorney For Help With Custody

There is nothing more important than your kids. When you need a skilled lawyer on your side, you can turn to JerriLynn Hadley PLLC for representation. Call my Pensacola office at 850-641-8959 or send me an email to schedule an initial family law consultation.