Factor 7: Criminal Activity Can Lead To Forfeiting Custody

When a parent is accused of criminal activity, its effect on child custody agreements can be devastating. In the state of Florida, this is especially true. The courts consider both parents’ behavior and activities when making decisions about time-sharing and child custody. If one parent is found guilty or suspected of committing a crime, their rights to be involved in their child’s life may be revoked.

In cases where a responsible parent has been deemed unfit by the courts due to criminal behavior, they will no longer be allowed to participate in decision-making or time-sharing with their children. This includes visitation and other meaningful interactions, such as phone calls or emails with their children, unless approved by the court beforehand.