Military families can face specific kinds of challenges in child custody disputes. Because service members are so often deployed and redeployed, it is possible that judges in multiple jurisdictions will have a say in divorce and child custody matters.
Florida family law presumes that a child's parents are best suited to care for the child. The law also presumes that the parents should have parental rights. In some extremely difficult cases, however, a court may require the biological parents to relinquish custody of their child. Each one of these cases is unique, and every parent facing this situation should have experienced legal counsel.
A child custody battle is going on in the Florida courts concerning the 5-year old son of singer Mindy McCready. For a number of years McCready's mother has had custody of the child. However, recently the singer took her son from the grandmother's home and only later were the mother and son located by the police in Arkansas.