More Than3 Decades of Collective Experience

Melbourne, FL Child Custody Attorneys

Always Acting in Your Child’s Best Interests

Father with custody of his daughterIf you and your divorcing spouse have children, you will need to follow Florida’s child custody laws to determine how your child’s time will be split between you and your ex-spouse. Child custody laws also apply to unmarried parents who are no longer in a relationship.

Custody disputes can quickly become heated. Understandably, each parent usually wants to protect their parental rights and ensure that they can maximize the time they get to spend with their child. At the Figueroa Law Group, P.A., we recognize the impact that a custody decision can have on you, your family, and your relationship with your child. Our custody attorneys in Melbourne, FL are here to help you find a viable solution to the dispute at hand while protecting your rights as a parent.

Call (321) 248-1011 or contact us online for a consultation with our team.

Time-Sharing in Florida

In 2008, the state of Florida replaced custody and visitation laws with the concept of shared parenting. Now, parents must work together to create a parenting plan that outlines when and where the child will spend his or her time with each parent.

Details to include in a parenting plan include:

Mother with custody of child
  • Where the child will go to school
  • Each parent’s responsibilities regarding the child’s health care
  • Each parent’s contributions to daycare and after-school activity transportation
  • How each parent will communicate with the child
  • How much time the child will live with or visit each parent

After you have reached an agreed parenting plan, the court must approve it. If you and the other parent of your child cannot come to an agreement, the court will create a plan for you, designing it with the child’s best interests in mind.

Modifications to Child Custody Arrangements

If you are currently living under the terms of a parenting plan that no longer meets your needs or reflects your lifestyle, you may be able to request a modification through the court. Courts have broad discretion when granting modifications. The process can be difficult, so it is in your best interest to work with a skilled Melbourne, FL child custody attorney.

Contact the Figueroa Law Group, P.A.

Custody cases can be extremely time consuming and emotional. With so much at stake, you deserve the support of our hardworking, compassionate team at the Figueroa Law Group, P.A. Since 1988, we have been helping families overcome the challenges of custody disputes. You can count on us to work diligently and professionally to achieve your goals. However, results cannot be guaranteed.

Call us at (321) 248-1011 to get started on your case.

Client Testimonials 

Providing Support for Our Clients In Their Time of Need
  • Prospective Client

    We called in desperation and hung up with satisfaction.

  • Client

    You protected us from the harm false accusations would have brought our family.

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    I got the most professional treatment!

  • Former Client

    Attorney Figueroa has carefully selected staff that enjoy their jobs. It comes across in the way they have treated me and all those that are a part of my dissolution of marriage.

  • Former Client

    I was in a battle for my children with an ex-husband with a bottomless wallet & the best attorney in his town. Well, I got the best attorney in my town with Diana. She listened, referenced law books, looked over all the documents I took to her.

  • Joseph M.

    I met Diana Figueroa approximately a year and 1/2 ago when we both joined a national group of like-minded attorneys. During that time I had the opportunity to meet with Diana on a regular basis.

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    I cannot express how thankful I am.

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    She is the number one attorney.

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    I would recommend to anyone having issues.

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    The attorneys and entire staff are professional and very nice.

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    A professional who will champion your case

  • Dawn

    Professionalism, knowledge, detail oriented and care to areas of concern are the qualities why I chose Diana Figueroa Law Firm.

  • Kyle S.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Figueroa Law Group!

  • John W.

    Others don't come close to the service received at Figueroa Law Group

  • Mike

    They know what they are doing.

  • Makhisza A.

    Her heart is gold.

  • Luis

    Well-trained and knowledgeable group of professionals.

  • Satisfied Client

    I couldn't be any happier with the outcome.

  • Satisfied Client

    I won more than the custody we asked for.

  • Dwight

    You cannot ask for more dedication!

  • Juan

    Made me feel like family.

  • Alejandro

    Treated like family, not just another case!!

  • Greg

    They were very accommodating.

  • Satisfied Client

    They worked day and night and left no stone unturned.

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    My situation was in good hands.

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    They were my angels in my time of need.

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    If you want it done right, these are the guys.

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    All of the lawyers, paralegals and clerks are very friendly and courteous and do their jobs very well!

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    The best law group I have ever experienced.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Personalized Service

    No two cases are the same; our approach is personalized to tailor-fit your needs and your specific goals.

  • Experience

    Our attorneys have 36 years of combined experience in the family law field.

  • Results Driven

    Our mission is your success; we work tirelessly to secure positive results. 

  • Collaborative

    Communication is key and we will keep you informed throughout the entire process.

  • Accessible

    We understand what you're going through; our team is extremely responsive and accessible.

  • Preparation

    Extensive preparation is part of a successful outcome; our clients will always be well prepared whether settlement or court proceeding.

Effective Legal Representation

We will stand by your side to provide results-driven and compassionate representation.