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Straightforward Guidance And Advice On Family Law Matters Impacting Children

If you are like most parents, the well-being of your children is likely to be your biggest concern in your divorce or another family law issue. We understand these worries, and Lesley Turmelle Abbott, P.A., has been helping clients through complex child-related issues for more than 19 years. We can help you, too.

When you work with Ms. Abbott, you can expect practical advice and thorough answers to your questions. She will make sure you have all the knowledge and context you need to make informed decisions about custody, child support and paternity matters. And she will vigorously advocate for you and your children throughout the duration of your case.

Full-Service Representation In Legal Matters Related To Your Children

Our firm offers comprehensive representation in family law including all matters that impact your children. Ms. Abbott is ready to guide you through any issues your case requires including help with:

Child custody and visitation: In recent years, Florida has changed its terminology to “time sharing” rather than custody and visitation, and the custody agreement has become the “parenting plan.” No matter which terms you use, it is important to know what to expect and how to best protect yourself and your children.

Child support: As in many states, child support amounts are largely determined by mathematical formulas based on numerous financial factors. However, it’s important to work with an attorney to ensure that the court has an accurate financial picture and that the child support award is fair and sustainable.

Issues of paternity: Legally establishing the paternity of a child is important for all parties involved. When two parents are unmarried, establishing paternity is often the first step in seeking child support or seeking parenting time. Ms. Abbott will help you ensure that all necessary paperwork and court appearances are complete and that nothing stands in the way of the successful completion of the process.

Answering your custody questions: When it comes to something as important as the custody of your children, it is perfectly understandable to have many questions. We’ve provided a page of answers to commonly asked custody questions, and you can feel free to contact us with any additional queries you may have.

Discuss Your Legal Options With A Skilled Attorney

Lesley Turmelle Abbott, P.A. is based in Satellite Beach, Florida, and serves clients in Brevard County and surrounding areas. To schedule an initial consultation with Ms. Abbott, call our office at 321-253-2275 or send us an email.