Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Lawyers You Can Rely On

Your Legal Resource for Custody Disputes in Vero Beach, FL

Following a legal separation or divorce, you may have many concerns, but none more pressing than that of determining child custody. At Collins Brown Barkett Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered, our divorce attorneys understand the stresses of separating your lives as a couple, and the emotions that can arise when children are involved. 

When it comes to determining custody, if one or both parents disagree or are unable to settle their disputes outside of court, legal action may be required. Well versed in cases regarding child custody and family law, our team of attorneys will carefully examine your case and advocate on your behalf to provide a secure future for your child. It is our foremost goal to fight for our clients to reach a resolution on issues including custody, time sharing, and child support.

When You Have Questions, Our Attorneys Are Here to Help


Following a legal separation or divorce, the court will examine the case and determine custody that they believe is in the best interest of the child. Among the factors considered, is the child’s comfort, their adjustment to school, their surroundings, as well as the parents’ wishes, and their ability to act as parent.

In addition to our divorce services, our law firm also has experience handling custody cases that may include:

Multi-Jurisdictional Issues:
• Relocation or moving with a Child/Children
• Enforcement, Defense and Modification of Child-Support across state lines (UIFSA)
• Parental kidnapping, and Time-Sharing across state lines (UCCJEA)
• Domestication of Foreign Orders (Support/Alimony, Time-sharing, & Final Judgments)

Adoption & Third-Party Custody:
• Pure Adoptions
• Step-parent Adoptions
• Same Sex Adoption
• Grand-parent Adoptions
• Concurrent Custody (extended family member is granted custodial rights concurrently with the parent or parents)

We also provide legal representation in the event where parental rights have been surrendered or terminated. The termination of parental rights may be considered if the court finds that one or both parents have engaged in abuse, neglect, alcohol or drug induced incapacity, or suffer from severe mental illness. 

Should either party contest the other’s parental rights, our attorneys are ready to assist in cases such as:

• Defense and Prosecution of Both Voluntary, and Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
• Termination of Parental Rights with Step-parent Adoption
• Abandonment, Neglect, or Alienation


While resolving child custody may be one of the most difficult times in your life, the team at Collins Brown Barkett Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered is here to serve your family’s best interests. Our attorneys will work hard to reach an outcome that will help ensure a safe environment for the child. With combined decades of experience representing clients in cases regarding separation, divorce, and child custody, don’t let your legal questions go unanswered. Call Collins Brown Barkett Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered today.
For more information on child custody law in Vero Beach, FL, contact our legal team today. 
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