Petitioning For Temporary Custody Of A Child

At Peppler Law P.A., we provide strong legal counsel for parents in Oviedo, Winter Springs, Orlando and throughout Seminole County. The process of filing for temporary custody of a family member's child is a difficult yet necessary step.

We understand the challenges you face. We are here to guide you through this process to protect, your family and the child's best interests.

Attorney Thomas Peppler has more than 35 years of experience handling custody matters throughout Florida. The family law system is complex and issues involving children need to be handled by someone who knows what to do at every turn.

Who Can File For Temporary Child Custody?

A temporary custody order may be necessary in several situations. Extended family members like grandparents, aunts, uncles, brother, sister, nieces and nephews can pursue a temporary order when their biological parents cannot take care of the child. Situations that may result in a temporary custody order include:

  • Temporary disability of a parent
  • Physical or medical condition of a parent, such as recovering from cancer

If you are granted temporary custody of the minor child, you will act as the parent of the child. You will be responsible for consenting to medical treatment and any school or outside activities for the child, enrolling the child in school and making decisions regarding the care of the child.

Protecting Your Rights

We will help you draft the petition, obtain the necessary consent and go to the court hearing with you. This process can be intimidating, but with our help, you can trust that everything will be handled correctly from the start.

Our law firm will help you understand your legal options. We will advocate for you and protect your rights during this process. Schedule a consultation with our lawyer by calling 407-792-6697 or send us an email.