Legal Question in Family Law in Florida

Becoming a foster parent

A friend of the family had his son taken away last night by DCF. I spoke with the social worker this morning to try and get custody. I know my home study would pass and I am financially stable. I was wondering if I will fail the background check. I got in trouble as a juvenille for domestic battery (against my sister) and burglery. I know it sounds really bad but I did turn around and graduated college. Worked in the same company for the last 5 years. I am married and own my home. The last charge I had was 8 years ago. Do you think this will make it impossible for me to get custody?

Asked on 2/11/09, 10:05 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Brent Rose The Orsini & Rose Law Firm

Re: Becoming a foster parent

Your criminal background won't help your case, but it probably won't bar you from obtaining shelter or custody of the child if DCF otherwise agrees.

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Answered on 2/12/09, 11:31 pm

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