How is Child Custody Determined in the state of Florida?


One of the most difficult parts of a divorce is in determining who will receive custody of the children. Divorces are painful enough without the involvement of any children from the marriage, as a mishandled divorce can have long-lasting and detrimental effects on their future. To help ease this process as much as possible, the courts have created a sort of guideline to help determine what will be the best for the children.

One of the first factors that a Florida court will look at when determining custody is the relationship between the parents and their child. The child will be more likely to go with a parent who will be able to offer them stability, from food and clothing to love and affection, as well as the parent that will be more likely to encourage frequent visits with the other parent. The records of the child, as well as the financial, mental and physical health of the parents will be taken into account.

 Legal Aid for Florida Child Custody Cases

At the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, we are compassionate to the importance of cases involving child custody. While it is difficult enough to split a marriage, it can become exponentially worse when a child is caught in the middle of the crossfire. For this reason, we have devoted ourselves to making this process as painless as possible while still being dedicated to fighting aggressively to protect your rights.

If you are even thinking about making a life-changing decision regarding your domestic situation, please consult with a family law attorney.