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Child Custody Factor: Evidence Of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect

CHILD CUSTODY SERIES: 20 Factors A Judge Must Consider When Determining Issues of Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing

The thirteenth factor to consider is:
(m) “Evidence of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, child abandonment, or child neglect, regardless of whether a prior or pending action relating to those issues has been brought. If the court accepts evidence of prior or pending actions regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, child abandonment, or child neglect, the court must specifically acknowledge in writing that such evidence was considered when evaluating the best interests of the child.

This factor takes into consideration whether there is evidence of:

– domestic violence
– child abuse
– child abandonment
– child neglect

by either of the parents when determining parental responsibility and time-sharing.

Since the best interests of the child are the top consideration when determining parental responsibility and time-sharing, any evidence of a parent putting a child’s health and well-being at risk or in danger is taken very seriously.

A court may decide against shared parental responsibility and time-sharing if there is credible evidence that a parent committed domestic violence, child abuse, child abandonment or child neglect.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

If you are having any child custody issues such as time-sharing problems, parental responsibility or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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