TEMPORARY CUSTODY OF CHILDREN BY EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBER
What do I need to help enroll my grandchild/niece/nephew/brother/sister in school?
Can I get medical treatment for my grandchild?
Can I get custody of my family member?
Child Custody attorney Robert M. Valentine hears these questions all the time. Fortunately, Florida has statutes that allow an extended family member to obtain temporary custody of a minor when that minor's parents consent or are otherwise unfit to care for the child. A temporary custody order signed by a judge will allow the family member to enroll the child in school, seek and consent to medical treatment for the child, review the child's governmental documents and do anything else necessary to care for the child and promote the child's best interests.
If you have questions regarding obtaining temporary custody of a family member call The Law Office of Robert M. Valentine for a free consultation today.