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Child Custody Lawyer in Fort Myers

What Are the Types of Child Custody?

There are different types of child custody that may apply in a divorce or in any situation where a parent or other family member is attempting to get custody of a child. Depending on the unique situation and whether an agreement can be reached out of court, a child custody dispute may go to trial to be decided on by a judge.

Involving a Fort Myers child custody lawyer is an important step to take if you would like to make sure that your case is properly presented and the appropriate action is taken to seek the type of custody you are hoping to secure.

Following are the types of custody that may apply in Florida:

  • Physical custody - this describes where a child will live. A parent may have primary physical custody, secondary physical custody, sole custody or shared custody.
  • Legal custody - this describes who will have the legal authority to make certain decisions about a child's life. This may include the raising and upbringing of a child such as education, religious practices, medical treatment and more.
  • Joint custody - joint custody or shared custody refers to a situation where each parent spends a significant or equal amount of time with a child. Physical custody and/or legal custody may be shared.
  • Sole custody - this describes a situation where only one parent has physical and/or legal custody of a child. The other parent may have visitation rights or may not have any right to see the child, depending on the situation.

Fort Myers Custody Attorney

Most of the time, the courts will try to keep both parents involved in a child's life. The final decision, however, will come down to what is in a child's best interests. With our experience of the Florida court system and our dedication to protecting our clients and their children, the skilled family law team at Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law can provide you with the help you need with your Fort Myers child custody matter.

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