Parents in Florida who end their relationship with each other likely come to the realization that they will forever be linked because of the children they share. While every family's situation is unique, both parents generally want to continue to play a role in the lives of their children. Many courts see shared custody of a child as the best solution for both the parents and the children, however this is not always a suitable arrangement. In some cases, a court will need to determine if another party should be awarded permanent or temporary child custody.
There are many situations in which the parents of a child are not determined to be suitable caretakers. Some parents have emotional, mental or physical issues that jeopardize their parenting skills and an alternative care arrangement may be developed so that the wellbeing of the children involved are protected and secured.