Types of Custody in Florida
Posted on May 12, 2010 10:25am PDT
The state of Florida recognizes four types of
child custody and they are:
joint custody and sole custody. Anytime two parents are trying to sort through
child custody matters, it is important that both parents are aware of the different
types of custody that may be awarded.
Sole custody occurs when one parent has complete legal and/or physical
custody of a child. Anytime a parent is awarded sole custody, he/she is
100% responsible for his/her child. The child will usually live with the
sole custodian and the custodian will be completely responsible for making
decisions that pertain to the child's health, education and day-to-day
When joint custody is awarded, whether joint legal custody or joint physical
custody, both parents will have equal responsibilities and the child may
split his/her time between both parents' residences.
If you have questions about the different types of child custody arrangements
in Florida, now is the time to speak with a
Jacksonville family law attorney at Hutchinson Law.
Contact our firm to set up an initial child custody case evaluation today!