Concerned parents often ask us how they can get sole custody of their child either during a divorce, when there is already a custody order in place, or when there is no custody arrangement at all. It is possible to get sole custody but only when the court finds it is in the best interest of the children. In most cases the court favors the child having contact with both parents.
At Brown & Rice, P.A., we will work with you to secure the best outcome for your children that the law allows. Whether through a divorce or a child custody modification we will advocate for the best interests for you and your children.
Florida Courts make child custody determinations based on the best interests of the children involved not necessarily based on the wishes of the parents. Some of the factors the court make look at in granting sole custody, limited visitation, or supervised visitation are:
Whether a parent is abusive to the child/children
Whether the parent abuses drugs or alcohol
Whether the parent is fit to care for the child overnight or for long periods of time
Whether a parent wants to be a part of the child's life
Whether there is a history of domestic violence in front of the children
If you are looking for sole custody, limited visitation, or supervised visitation for your child or children, contact our office for a confidential initial consultation to discuss your rights as a parent and the best interests of your children.
To set up your confidential consultation with one of our Orlando child custody lawyers, give us a call at (407) 956-2172, or contact us online.