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Naples Attorneys for Children’s Issues in Divorce

Caring for Children in a Divorce

A common reason many people struggle to make the decision whether or not to divorce is the impact it will have on young children. Most parents want to spare their children the emotional turmoil of seeing their parents end their marriage. As difficult as it is, divorce is the right decision in many cases.

However, putting children in the middle of disputes regarding custody or any other issue is never the right thing to do. Even if you and your child's other parent disagree about custody, a parenting plan, or other aspects of your divorce, it is unwise to involve young children in that disagreement.

At Long, Murphy & Shemkus, P.A., our Naples lawyers help clients navigate the difficult decisions that must be resolved regarding the care and support of children following divorce or the end of a nonmarital relationship. We also assist parents when a life change requires relocating far enough away that adhering to an existing time-sharing plan becomes impossible, or when a significant life change requires a modification to an existing order, such as child support or custody.

To find out how we can protect your parental rights and your children’s interests, call (239) 232-2208.

We Put Your Child's Best Interests First

Your child’s best interests are our primary concern at Long, Murphy & Shemkus, P.A. When you seek our counsel related to any legal matter involving your children and your divorce, we will listen. We will take the time to truly understand your concerns and will work with you to develop a strategy that most effectively addresses the issue at hand.

We handle all family law matters involving children, including:

These are all complex and emotionally charged matters, but we can take a pragmatic approach without sacrificing compassionate service and support. Our experienced Naples attorneys want to help you do what is best for your child. We can handle any legal concern you have involving your children, your marriage, and your family.

Contact our firm today at (239) 232-2208. We serve Naples and the surrounding areas across South Florida.

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