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Your Advocates

Fort Myers Visitation Lawyer

Going through a divorce? Let Your Advocates assist you.

Since divorce can have a dramatic impact on the couple's children, the court will be taking the child custody process very seriously. The goal is to consider the parental rights of each spouse but also ensure the child's best interests are protected. If you are planning to divorce, you will need the assistance of an experienced and compassionate lawyer in Fort Myers who can help you resolve all child custody and visitation matters.

At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., we will not stop working until we have sought out every advantage for you with regard to your parental rights and access to your children. Contact Your Advocates today to request a free case evaluation!
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How does the court make time-sharing decisions?

As mentioned, the court will attempt to balance the rights of each parent with the best interests of the child. The courts typically default to a 50/50 time-sharing agreement; however, in order for there to be an unequal time-sharing plan, the court will look at the best interest of the child.

This agreement will be based upon such factors as:

  • The parent who will provide for frequent and continuing contact
  • Each parent's mental and physical health
  • Each parent's financial situation
  • The living arrangements of each parent
  • The willingness of each parent to cooperate with the other parent
  • The child's own wishes where appropriate

We will protect your parental rights and your child's welfare.

We offer a free case evaluation to anyone facing divorce and all of the surrounding issues. This is so you can explore your options and understand your rights without any obligation. If you choose to hire our firm, you will work directly with a knowledgeable attorney who will walk with you every step of the way throughout the legal process.

We don't aim to meet your expectations; our goal is to exceed them.
Contact us today to get started with a free initial consultation. We speak Spanish!

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • Over 70 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español