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What is Child Custody?

Kenny Leigh of Kenny Leigh and Associates handles all matters of family law and specializes in representing men only. In this slideshow Kenny Leigh details pertinent information on what child custody is and some of the facts that everyone should be aware of. Feel free to comment and share. Thanks for viewing!

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What is Child Custody?

  1. 1. What is Child Custody? Kenny Leigh
  2. 2. Child Custody in Florida • In Florida the courts use multiple variable to determine child custody • If you are seeking child custody or have questions regarding this subject please continue to read as pertinent information lies within this slideshow
  3. 3. • In Florida the courts use multiple variable to determine child custody • If you are seeking child custody or have questions regarding this subject please continue to read as pertinent information lies within this slideshow Child Custody in Florida
  4. 4. Time-Sharing • In Florida a shared joint child custody arrangement is known as time-sharing • Time-sharing allows one parent physical custody of the child while allowing the other parent generous visitation time • Generally in Florida, family courts lean towards a shared custody arrangement, which will allows both parents to enjoy time with a child
  5. 5. Best Interests of the Child • Florida courts will determine child custody arrangements or time-sharing based on certain criteria which all revolves around the child’s best interests • Below are the factors that play into the courts decision • Both parent's willingness to encourage & support a relationship between the child and the other parent • Both parent's ability to answer the child's needs • Mental, physical, and emotional health of parents • The child's wishes (generally age 12 or older) • Child’s home environment stability • To set and honor a time-sharing schedule • History of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, child abandonment, child neglect, etc. • The parent's ability to be involved with the child's school and other activities in their life
  6. 6. Relocation and Child Custody in Florida • Both parents must sign a written agreement for one parent to relocate with a child • This agreement is based on: • Consent to the relocation • The time-sharing schedule for the non-relocating parent as well as any other persons entitled to access or time- sharing • Transportation related to access or time-sharing
  7. 7. Relocation and Child Custody in Florida Pt. II • The parent electing to relocate must deliver a signed petition to the other parent, regarding the relocation, ASAP • Included with the petition is: • The address, telephone number, & description of the new residence • Date of the intended move • Detailed reasons for the move
  8. 8. Types of Child Custody 1. Joint custody is often the type of arrangement favored by most judges • Both parents share custody of the child but one parent will be responsible for housing the child as the primary residence 2. Sole custody is when one of the parents has legal custody of the child while the other may obtain visitation rights 3. Shared custody in which both custody and actual residential arrangements for the children are evenly split between both parents
  9. 9. If you have any further questions regarding child custody please ask Kenny Leigh directly using the Contact page on the website attached to the profile. Thank you!

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Kenny Leigh of Kenny Leigh and Associates handles all matters of family law and specializes in representing men only. In this slideshow Kenny Leigh details pertinent information on what child custody is and some of the facts that everyone should be aware of. Feel free to comment and share. Thanks for viewing!

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