Melanie M. Demps has been an attorney since 2002 practicing in the area marital and... more
Melanie M. Demps has been an attorney since 2002 practicing in the area marital and family law. After graduating from University of Central Florida, Ms. Demps attended Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida where she graduated Cum Laude. Ms. Demps was an attorney for Dorothy J. McMichen, P.A. until 2008 when McMichen, Cinami and Demps, PLLC was established. Ms. Demps practic... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.