The Law Office of Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq. represents her clients in Boca Raton exceptionally with expert experience as a child custody attorney. We are well read on the matters of child custody agreements, visitation, child support, alimony, and other cases liable for fierce contentment and emotional drainage. Our thorough understanding of the difficulties that can come up in these situations comes from our experience and Ms. Sinatra’s Board Certification in Family Law. We are here to assist you in procuring a mutually beneficial settlement in Boca Raton through alternative dispute resolution when the opportunity arises, or attentively litigate before a judge on your behalf.

Determining Child Custody and Visitation

In Boca Raton, the two types of recognized custody are legal custody and physical custody. In Boca Raton, should one parent have the child for more than half the time, the parent might be considered the primary custodial parent. Sole custody refers to when the child or children live with one parent but visit the other. In some cases, the court in Boca Raton will award joint legal custody but not joint physical custody.

Florida courts in Boca Raton focus on the best interests of the children when determining visitation and child custody agreement. Determining these best interests may require a complicated analysis of issues which can become emotionally heavy on those involved. The court in Boca Raton tries to maintain the “status quo,” or the conditions that existed before the divorce.

Your Knowledge of Child Custody in Boca Raton is Power

Custodial timeshare is the amount of time you get to spend with your child. When you are not the primary custodial parent, it may be called visitation. On average, visitation schedules cover not only daily activities but also holidays and summer vacation. A custodial timeshare is directly correlated to how much child support you must pay or may receive and is part of the custodial timeshare calculation with hours spent during visitation.

In Boca Raton, the courts usually require parents to meet in mediation to try to resolve child custody issues before the court issues a custody order. It is important to prepare for mediation with your child custody attorney because its impact on court orders varies from county to county in Florida. In Boca Raton, should you not reach an agreement through mediation, the court will most likely proceed with a hearing with your custody attorney.

In some cases involving allegations of questionable parenting conduct, mental health issues, substance abuse, or because one of the spouses requests it, the court may order an evaluation for child custody on its own in Boca Raton. This evaluation may also be ordered in cases of other serious disagreements, such as when a parent hopes to move out of state and the other parent objects.

Consult a Dedicated Family Law Attorney in Boca Raton

Children benefit when their parents can work out mutually agreeable child custody and visitation agreement in Boca Raton. However, we recognize that parents may not be able to reach an agreement on their own. The experienced family law, child custody lawyers at The Law Office of Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq. are skilled in issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, and property division in Boca Raton. Contact us via our online form to schedule an initial consultation.


Located in the heart of downtown Boynton Beach, Florida, the Law Office of Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. is dedicated to serving individuals and families throughout South Florida exclusively in the areas of marital and family law.

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