This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of Melbourne, Florida cases which involve an emergency change of child custody. I felt it necessary to write on this topic as many parents are unsure as to how they should proceed when they face an emergency and, as a result, some make poor decisions. These decisions can have a traumatic impact on one’s future. The goal of my last several posts has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will help people make an informed decision when they are selecting a child custody attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Determining whether or not your child is in danger
- Filing an emergency Motion to Modify Child Custody
- What to expect from the change of custody process
There were several reasons why it was important for parents to understand these topics. First, many make the mistake of confusing a disagreement for an emergency. This causes many parents to feel they need to file a Motion with the Court when there is no basis to do so. Even worse, some parents engage in self-help. This can hurt their standing with the Court. Second, it is important to understand that the Court may grant an expedited hearing if the situation warrants it. Third, understanding the need for discovery and what to expect at trial can help to ensure that one’s case is prepared to be taken through the entire process.
One point I have stressed through each of these articles is that it is crucial to speak with an attorney if you feel your child is in an unhealthy environment. The longer you allow the current situation to go on then the more likely the Court is to believe that everything is acceptable. By going to Court immediately you add credibility to your argument that the situation is an emergency. If you have questions about whether or not you should go to Court then contact my office today to speak with a Melbourne child custody lawyer. I am experienced in handling such matters and I am ready to assist you. We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.