Those fighting for child custody in Florida have many concerns. They want to ensure their kids are always cared for and loved, regardless of a court’s ruling.
People have many misconceptions about issues that influence the custody decision handed down by a Fort Myers family law court. One of these misconceptions involves the type of job you or your co-parent holds.
Are some jobs or careers better than others for winning custody?
Not really. Family courts make custody decisions based on the best interests of the child. The type of work a parent performs typically matters less than most people believe. In other words, a family court judge is unlikely to hold your employment choices against you when determining who should get primary custody.
Other factors Florida courts and judges consider when awarding child custody include:
- The parent provides a stable environment and home.
- The parent has excellent prospects in meeting the child’s daily needs.
- The parent promotes and encourages regular contact between the child and the co-parent.
Say you are an EMT who works nights and weekends and your co-parent is a high school teacher. You both adore your child and cultivate a loving and stable home life. When both parents remain involved in raising their child, the court will need to examine several factors to make a custody decision.
If the court grants custody to your teacher co-parent, it is likely because they are at home in the evening to care for the child while you are out working. It is probably not (and should not be) because of your choice of employment.
Consider familiarizing yourself with Florida divorce and child custody laws if you want more details about how judges make family law decisions.