Child Custody Attorney in Boca Raton & Palm Beach

The question of which parent will have primary custody of the children is often the most heated issue during a divorce. If the parents cannot agree, they will be forced to allow a judge to make the decision based on the evidence and arguments of each parent’s attorney.

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is critically important to retain an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer in the early stages of the conflict. Child custody disputes are fact-specific, and the more time your attorney has to investigate and build a strong argument, the better your chances of a child custody order that meets your hopes and expectations.

Attorney Peter Perettine has more than 25 years’ experience as an aggressive and loyal family law attorney for clients throughout the Boca Raton, Florida, area. In his two decades of family law practice, Mr. Perettine has handled or tried more than 100 contested family law cases.

Interstate and International Child Custody Battles

The Law Offices of Peter Perettine has a special focus on representing clients in interstate or international child custody cases.

Interstate child custody battles often arise in the case of parental relocation, when one parent moves away from Florida without complying with Florida’s relocation statute.

When parents live in different states or different countries, legal proceedings regarding child custody become very complex. Before the child custody proceeding can even begin, there must first be a legal decision about which state or country the case will be heard in. This decision can be critically important to the rest of the child custody case. Each parent will want the case heard in his or her jurisdiction – not only for convenience, but also because of easier access to witnesses and other evidence to support the custody claim.

Interstate and international child custody cases are governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforement Act–which Florida has adopted into law. Attorney Perettine has years of successful experience using the UCCJEA to bring interstate custody battles to his clients’ local jurisdiction.

In-State and Out-of-State Child Visitation Schedules

Another focus of our office with regard to child custody matters is using negotiation or litigation tomake sure that the visitation schedules in the divorce decree meet our clients’ needs. This is especially important when the non-custodial parent lives far away from the primary residential parent. We have decades of experience creating visitation schedules that help prevent an unavoidable divorce from severing the all-important parent-child bond.

Contact the Law Offices of Peter Perettine

We offer free initial telephone consultations and in-person consultations for a reasonable flat fee that is credited against a client’s retainer fee if we are hired.

Other Practice Areas

1. Criminal Defense

2. Family Law

3. Divorce

4. Child Support

5. Juvenile Dependency

6. Parental Relocation

7. Domestic Violence Defense

8. Probation Violations

9. Drug Related Offenses


Discuss your case in a confidential setting with an experienced attorney. Call our Boca Raton law office at (561) 368-6042 or send text to cell: (561) 251-2104. You can also Send us an e-mail.