Tampa Custody Attorney Gary Dolgin Explains How The Mental and Physical Health of Parents Is Considered In Child Custody

“The mental and physical health of the parents” is a factor that the court should consider in determining the best interest of the child.

F.S. 61.13(3)(g).Fla.Fam.L.R.P.12.360 allows the examination of a person by experts other than physicians and may be used to obtain a compulsory examination of a parent if that parent’s mental condition has been placed in controversy.

However, a parent’s mental condition is not placed at issue simply because they are seeking child “custody.”

In addition, simply initiating a proceeding when there is a parenting dispute does not place a parent’s mental condition in controversy for purposes of compulsory examination.

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.

We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.

If you are having any child custody issues such as relocation, determining parental responsibility, time-sharing problems, 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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