One of the most exciting times in a mother’s life is the moment she finds out she is going to be a mom. As women, we immediately become attached to our children, even when they are the size of a sesame seed. You are so in tune with your children, their needs and emotions. One of the most difficult moments a mother can face is trying to figure out the best child custody agreement.
There are various child custody agreements, a majority time sharing parental agreement can be fairly common. In the time sharing agreement, a judge may order one parent control over specific aspects of the children’s welfare.
Some factors that a judge will consider before deciding about time sharing include:
- Responsibility given to each parent
- Parental adaptability
- Current living situation
- Any prior domestic violence
- Parental health
- Special Needs
Given emotions and how tension can run high, we highly advise that you and your ex-spouse agree to a parenting plan. The parenting plan is a document that directs how parents will care of the children. It outlines time sharing, responsibilities and decision making for the children.
Divorces are complicated and emotional especially when it comes to child custody, shared parental responsibility, and parenting plans. You need an ally. We have the experience, resources, and skills required to provide you with empathetic and compassionate legal service.
What Our Clients Say
Ms. Julia McLaughlin was my attorney through the process and she made something that was personally scary and difficult seem like a walk in the park. Her knowledge and break down of everything helped me (someone that does not know the law) understand my options and helped me gain clarity into the road ahead. I am so thankful for her professionalism and kindness during it all! I also have to state that Ms. Pamela Rich, my paralegal, felt like a breath of fresh air. She listened to me cry and complain, she answered all my questions and held my hand through it all. Her kindness and generosity helped remove the weight from heart and I am forever grateful for her as well. Thank you all so much!
Tara Baker. 2023
Had an excellent experience with FWL Group. They accepted me immediately as soon as I called and my lawyer representing me is wonderful. I also thank the whole group for their help and patience they dedicated me. Thank you, FLW Group!
Everyone at Florida Women’s Law Firm is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and kind. Impressed by the guidance and information received by the ladies. Honesty, integrity, transparency, partnership is what I got from this law firm. So far I have dealt with Pam, Jasmine, Gabbi, Julia, Julie, Erica and Lauren they are all very nice and made me feel at ease. Excited about the future and a long, fruitful partnership! I highly recommend this law firm! Thank you! :)
Winy Dejesus. 2023
Awesome practice. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, and extremely efficient.
Bonnie Curran. 2023
The team of Pamela, Lauren and Attorney Julia McLaughlin was professional, understanding and patient. Pamela deserves an extra star for her assistance!!
P T. 2023
It has been a pleasure to work with Julia, Pam, Kristi, and everyone at FWLG. The whole team has been incredibly responsive, professional, efficient, and kind. I am grateful for their services and would recommend them to any woman looking for legal advice.
Megan M.. 2023
I want to say that so far I'm impressed with this place! I actually found this law firm online for one of my longest friends in the world who has been being bullied and mentally abused by her husband for several years. I have known her for a very long time and It has broken my heart seeing her go through what she's going through! To be married for that long and actually feel"alone" in a marriage for so many years is so terrible, I just can't even begin to imagine how she has gotten through it, but she's one of the strongest women I know. I really had hoped to help her find some firm with compassion that would really help her through this because she's been so terrified of filing for divorce and afraid her husband would cause more mental abuse for her So far your firm is making her feel such comfort and I'm so thankful 😊 I'm out of state and she really needs this! Thank you! From a fellow Navy wife who is still happily married!
R. B.. 2023
Excellent resource of caring professionals, ready to help and provide good advice. Hard to find in the business park, but easy Southside location.
Nancy Coughlin. 2022
Attorney Catheline aka Cat was amazing and helped me through my case and made it clear I saw all angles. She became like a sister for me and has guided & encouraged me an made me feel better about my process every step of the way. I am beyond thankful for her for being by my side to help me fight!
emily coulliette. 2022
Although they were unable to represent me due to the location I needed representation in, Susan Burch was most helpful in helping me finding me someone I could go to in my area. She was an excellent listener, gave great advice and was so caring! I would definitely use this group if I needed representation in Duval County!
MONICA WEAVER. 2022
I've received services from several law groups in Jacksonville. Florida Women's Law Group has been the most expensive but they are worth it by far. My divorce decree and parenting plan are iron tight and the attention to detail was impeccable! They were ready for any curve ball thrown at them and were there for me to answer questions and calm nerves as needed. Their office and staff are very calming :) I would trust them again in a heartbeat for any big events.
Shawna Kosic. 2022
They are professional, efficient and compassionate. They were so kind and supportive to myself and my children. I highly recommend this law firm.
Amy T. 2021
Anna Durstein is an amazing attorney! The team at FWLG is amazing ♡♡♡
Susan Birch. 2021
Very professional. Willing to consider any input I had. Efficient and competent. Would absolutely use their services again .
Sharon Daly. 2021
Wonderful experience. Everyone I worked with was kind, professional and addressed all of my concerns. I would absolutely use them again.
sarah mills. 2021
They were wonderful. I presented them with a challenging case and they had to do something they had never done before. They figured it out and were able to help me. They are life savers. I hope I never need them in the future, but if I do, I will definitely be in touch.
Virginia Lesperance- Nasworthy. 2021
They were very professional and quick. Loved how the firm is made of women and works for women. Great group of ladies. Would highly recommend using them.
Very helpful, thorough , attentive. They show emotional patience and give advice well. Listen to thier clients. I sent thier information to other friends who needed thier expertise.
Regina Sciolino. 2021
At a time when my life was so out of control everyone in the firm brought me peace and confidence. They went above and beyond for me. I wouldn’t have the secure life now without them. 5 stars for sure. Thanks for the victory 💕
Debbie B. 2021
This team has been very professional.They are not the least expensive but they have always responded in a timely manner even when when had to stretch themselves. They were flexible, prompt and caring, even during the early, scary days of COVID. I like this team on a personal level. They went out of their way to accommodate a frail and very elderly person with kindness and compassion.
M T. 2021
I have personally known the founder of FWLG, Heather Quick, for many years now. She is one of the most passionate and caring attorneys I know. She has hand picked an amazing team that helps guide women through a difficult time in a way that other law firms cannot compare.
Joel Hudson. 2021
I highly recommend Heather and her law firm. I have known Heather professionally and can personally attest to her drive, passion and care for her clients. Do not hesitate to hire this firm.
Thomas Petrelli. 2021
I just want to thank the attorneys, the paralegals, the office staff, EVERYONE at FWLG. I had the nicest attorney who was a ferocious advocate for my son and for me. Everyone was patient, helpful, and genuinely on our side. Thank you so much for the support and the helping hands for my son and me.
Terri Cripps. 2021
You are the best! Your leadership and commitment to customer service is second to none.
Ryan Young. 2020
I must start by saying the Firm Liaison, Susan Birch is a true asset. She brings the personal element to the situation and helps you in one of the toughest times. I also felt very comfortable with Andrea Lehner as my representation. She was calm, professional and straight forward. I highly recommend using Florida Women's Law Group. We need more Women working with Women!
Kristin Lynn. 2020
During the worst time in your life it's great to have a team who is both objective and only has your best interest in mind.
Cathy Howland. 2020
I so appreciate Kristi, a paralegal with your firm. She went above and beyond to help me in processing a military court order. She was always quick to respond to me and answer my plethora of questions. She was a godsend!!!!
Debbie Jackson. 2020
Ana is very thorough in everything she does. Excellent at explaining the process. Everyone I’ve dealt with have all been very kind and great about getting back to me in a timely manner. Also I love the facility. Very clean and beautiful office.
Kristen Kearsey. 2020
This law group was extremely helpful, very caring, they answered any questions I had even if it was a question that I had ask before. They are a very professional group of women. I had to bring my daughter a few times, and the ladies took care of her with snacks a drink. My attorney told me of a way to handle the divorce without having to drag it out. They understand your situations and will help make it as easy and smooth as possible.
Sam Kane. 2020
This team has been very professional and communicative on the status of my case. What I love most is that they fight for ME. So happy I made the choice for them to represent me.
Alicia Potts. 2020
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