As a Jacksonville Custody Lawyer, I provide advice on helping parents gain custody in Florida. The first bit of advice is to put the child first. Whether the case is a divorce in Jacksonville or a paternity case in Florida, the main ingredient in succeeding in custody, now called time-sharing, is to put the child first. Most courts will require a child custody evaluation to be performed in a custody case in Florida. The main inquiry of the custody evaluation in Florida is to determine which party promotes the child’s best interests before his or her own. If you have a question about a Florida custody case please call me at 904-685-1200.