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Temporary Custody in Florida

Need Help Obtaining Temporary Custody of Your Child? Call (800) 822-5170 for Help.

Sometimes divorces are so contentious and complex that co-parenting is impossible. There are a variety of circumstances that may warrant temporary custody orders, and we are here to help you regardless of your situation. Our family lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. are committed to seeking your best interests at every important step along the way, even when that means helping you ensure your children are taken care of while you and your spouse work out the details of your divorce.

Don’t wait, and don’t put it off. If you are concerned for your child’s well-being, send us a message to schedule your free case evaluation with a Florida family lawyer.

What Is Temporary Custody?

Temporary custody typically refers to an arrangement in which a trusted non-parent is awarded parental rights for a defined period of time (usually until divorce is final and a permanent child custody arrangement is in place). This can include aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins, or other trusted family members. The person or people to whom a judge gives temporary child custody will have temporary parental rights, including (but not limited to):

  • Ability to access important information, such as medical records
  • Ability to make healthcare-related decisions and provide consent to treatment
  • Placing your child in school and having access to related information

In short, someone with temporary custody will be able to make major decisions about your child’s health and well-being. However, temporary child custody isn’t always given to a relative or friend—sometimes you may be the one receiving temporary custody. There are some circumstances in which you may have to petition the court to issue a child custody arrangement for the duration of your divorce.

When Is Temporary Custody Necessary?

You may wish to do so if your spouse has abandoned you and your child (at which time you should also consider petitioning for temporary alimony). Temporary custody orders may also be very important if your spouse has taken your child, poses a danger to them, or is preventing you from seeing or caring for the child. However, the majority of temporary custody orders stem from situations in which the conflict between the parents creates a toxic environment for the child in question, rendering either parent temporarily unfit to properly care for them.

Regardless of the particulars of your conflict with your spouse, our firm is here to help you look out for the best interest of your child. Whether you are going to war with your spouse in court or are heartbroken that your spouse has taken your child from you, you deserve to have a say in where you child lives and who cares for them in the interim.

Consult with a Florida Family Lawyer Right Away

Don’t wait to get the help you need. Our legal team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is ready to begin working with you to sort of the details of your divorce, especially the ones that tend to be more pressing, such as temporary custody arrangements. Whether you are interested in awarding temporary custody to a family member or friend, you will need to take action right away in order to best protect your child from the trauma of divorce—and we are here to help you make it happen.

Let us help you. Call (800) 822-5170 right away to start the conversation.

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