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Temporary Child Custody

Our Panama City Child Custody Attorneys Can Help

During a divorce involving children, you should consider requesting a temporary child custody order. You can ask for temporary custody when you file your initial divorce petition or after the divorce has already begun. Whether you are trying to provide stability for your children through the divorce process or you are trying to protect them from your spouse, temporary child custody establishes their care during the divorce process. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., our Panama City child custody lawyers can help pursue temporary custody.

Want to know about how temporary custody is awarded? Contact us today at (800) 822-5170 for a free initial consultation!

40 Years Combined Legal Experience Helping Families

When it comes to child custody issues, the court always makes its decision based on what it believes to be is in the best interest of the child. Our team can assist you when trying to determine the best strategy to gain the judge's support for temporary child custody as your divorce is finalized.

Things that are taken into consideration when granting temporary custody include:

  • The abilities of the parents to cooperate and communicate with one another in order to foster close parent-child relationships
  • The responsibilities of the parents with regard to decision-making for the child
  • The abilities of the parents to put the child's needs ahead of their own wants and needs
  • The stability of the child's home environment and daily routine
  • The mental and physical health of the parents
  • The home, school, and community needs of the child
  • Any history of violence or substance abuse within the home

Temporary rulings can play a large role in the final decisions regarding custody, visitation, and support. That is why it is imperative that you give attention to all issues presented at a custody hearing.

Regaining Custody If You Lose It

If you are not awarded temporary custody, there is still a chance that you can be awarded custody or visitation once a divorce is final. Our firm believes in working closely with our clients to achieve their goals. We can strategize with you on how to demonstrate to the court that you provide a stable and secure environment for your children. Keeping up with child support or visitations throughout the divorce process, showing involvement in your children's lives, and even keeping records of your financial spending on them can all be used to support your case for custody.

Get the Trustworthy Legal Advocacy You Need

If you are struggling to attain temporary custody of your children, the experience and skill of our Panama City divorce lawyers can help. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we care about our clients, providing around-the-clock availability and customized legal strategies to benefit their best interests. Our firm believes in client-focused service, making your goals our own. Put your future and the future of your family in the hands of divorce lawyers you can trust.

Start the next chapter of your life, contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation!

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