Health and Safety
Florida Custody guidelines for joint parental obligation will not apply should a court discover that it might be harmful to the child. A parent may lose custody of his/her child or even their visitation rights when there is a history of domestic or sexual abuse, physical or mental abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. It’s additionally likely for a judge to require supervised visitation between the child and the parent in question in these cases. Additional circumstances a court could take into account while evaluating a child’s security include both mental and physical well-being of the parents or proof of alcohol and drug abuse within a parent’s household. A court could also decrease a parent’s custody or time-sharing should that parent present fake attestation of relationship violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment against the other parent.
When the question of custody becomes contentious, and even when amicable, it pays to have a seasoned custody attorney at your side. Document as much as you are able. Always keep the best interests of your children at the forefront.
If it’s time to begin the custody process, and you need a Florida custody attorney to help you through, give Brandon Legal Group a call. Your initial consultation is always free and without obligation.