What Is a Motion for Temporary Custody?

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Conflicts in family court can take a long time to resolve. Unfortunately, people usually do not have a long time to wait for resolution. A motion for temporary custody is a legal request of a parent to have physical and legal custody of his or her child.

What Is a Motion for Temporary Relief?

A motion for temporary relief is an order by a judge that provides temporary resolution to a major issue. It is often used by people involved in the following cases:

  • Child custody/time-sharing
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Marital asset distribution

Know that these orders only remain in effect until the formal case is complete. If you are interested in filing a motion for temporary relief in Florida, contact our West Palm Beach family law attorney.

What Is a Temporary Motion for Child Custody/Time-Sharing?

A motion for child custody is a common type of temporary relief motion. A parent may request physical and legal custody during case proceedings. The parent should include information about why the custody request is valid. Then, the motion determines who will have temporary custody.

What Is an Emergency Motion for Custody?

A judge may grant an emergency motion for custody under serious and limited circumstances. If you believe your child is in immediate danger, then a court may grant an emergency hearing and motion. Other situations in which a judge may grant an emergency motion include:

  • Suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Threat of child abduction
  • One parent suffers from substance abuse

If you suspect child abuse or serious danger to your child, contact our West Palm Beach child custody attorney as soon as possible. We can help you file an emergency motion and aggressively fight for custody on your behalf.

When Can I File a Motion for Temporary Custody?

If you cannot reach an agreement about time-sharing or visitation, then you should request for a judge to decide for you. Since divorce and custody proceedings take time, a motion will provide you with temporary relief.

How Can a Child Custody Attorney Help Me?

If you need to file a motion for temporary custody, we recommend that you speak with an experienced family law attorney. There are many types of temporary relief motions. It is necessary to complete the proper documents.

A mistake can delay your request or even have your request denied. Our West Palm Beach child custody attorney can help you file your motion, giving you the best chance to get the relief you need.

Please contact The Law Office of Eric C. Cheshire P.A. at (561) 655-8844 to discuss your situation. You can also contact us online and we will be in touch soon.

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