Child Custody Factor: Mental and Physical Health of Parents and How it Affects The Child

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

The seventh factor to consider is:
(g) “The mental and physical health of the parents.”

This factor takes into consideration the mental and physical health of the parents and whether it is negatively affecting the well-being of the child or will in the future.

For example, if a parent is suffering from a mental illness or a physical health issue that impairs their ability to properly care for the child, a Judge would consider this when determining time-sharing and parental responsibility.

When deciding on time-sharing and parental responsibility, a Judge would have to keep the best interests of the child in mind and consider how the parents’ mental and physical health might pose a problem in properly caring for the child.

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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