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A court generally recognizes legal parents as the only legal parents with the right to make decisions for and to raise a child; a court will generally not recognize rights of third parties, such as grandparents or stepparents, if they have not already adopted the child.

While generally, third parties have no parental rights, Florida family law recognizes that at times parents may become unable to provide for the care of their child (or children), and that placing the child with a family member may be in the child’s best interest. Florida law allows for an extended family member to petition the court for temporary custody of minor child. A gran t of temporary custody will allow the extended family member to temporarily obtain and exercise the same parental rights as the natural parents.

If both of the parents consent to the family member’s taking temporary custody, the Court will grant the petition, as long as it finds that it is in the best interest of the child. However, if either of the parents does not consent, then it must be shown–and the Court must find–“by clear and convincing evidence” that the parent or parents are unfit to provide for the care of the child. The Court determines that parents are unfit if they have abused, abandoned or neglected the child.

Our dedicated team is prepared to handle temporary custody matters for individuals and families in Central Florida. We will help guide you through the legal process, from filing the necessary court documents to representing you in family court. We will advocate for you every step of the way.

Florida Child Custody Law- Choosing the best Child Custody Attorney for your case



Navigating child custody laws in Florida can be a complex and emotionally challenging process for families. Understanding the intricacies of Florida's child custody statutes is crucial when seeking the best outcome for your case. In Florida, child custody is determined based on the child's best interests, with the primary goal of ensuring their health, safety, and welfare.


When choosing the best child custody attorney for your case, it's essential to seek legal representation from a knowledgeable and experienced professional who is well-versed in Florida's family law statutes. At our firm, we specialize in providing expert guidance and advocacy in child custody matters, helping our clients navigate the legal system with confidence and compassion.


Under Florida law, there are two main types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions regarding the child's upbringing, such as education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Physical custody, on the other hand, pertains to where the child will primarily reside.


Our team of dedicated child custody attorneys understands the nuances of Florida's child custody laws and works tirelessly to protect our clients' rights and interests. Whether you are seeking sole custody, joint custody, or modifications to an existing custody arrangement, we are here to provide you with the personalized legal representation you need.


With our firm by your side, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. We are committed to helping families navigate the complexities of child custody law in Florida and strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients and their children.


If you're facing child custody issues in Florida, don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. We are here to guide you through every step of the legal process and advocate fiercely on your behalf. Your child's future is our top priority, and we're here to fight for their best interests.

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