Factor 3: Mental Illness Can Influence Child Time-Sharing In Court
Mental illness can significantly impact parental rights when it comes to child custody. In Florida, the court system takes mental health issues very seriously when determining who should have custody of a child and how much time should be shared between parents.
A recent case in Florida was won by a mother with mental illness, showing that despite these issues, parents can still win custody and time-sharing agreements. In addition, the court found that the father could not provide sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect due to the mother’s mental illness. This ruling is an example for other cases in which one parent suffers from mental health issues but is still deemed fit to take care of their children.
The courts try to ensure that every child gets the best care possible, regardless of their parents’ medical conditions.