Judge issues temporary custody order in child circumcision case

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Child Custody on Friday, May 29, 2015.

As a parent, you likely want what you feel is best for your child. When you and your child’s other parent aren’t still together, you might find that your choices aren’t always ones that your ex agrees with. That is what happened in a case that has been going on for years in Florida.

Some of our readers might remember the parents who were battling over their son’s circumcision. The mother initially agreed to have the boy circumcised, but she later changed her mind and decided to go against that parenting agreement. The boy’s father pushed for the court to order the boy to be circumcised.

When the court issued an order for the boy to be circumcised, the mother fled with the young boy. Her flight from the law has come to an end. In fact, after spending a week in jail, the woman has agreed to the 4-year-old boy’s circumcision.

In this case, the judge has awarded the boy’s father with temporary sole decision-making powers for the boy. The judge also gave the father the option to travel out of state with the boy to have the procedure done.

The boy’s mother, however, now faces charges of interference with child custody since she fled with the child in February. The judge did warn the parents that they will have to learn to get along in a civil manner because they are both going to continue to parent the little boy.

Child custody matters aren’t ever easy for parents to go through. As you can see from this case, it is vital that parents follow the orders of the court.

Source: ABC News, “After Week in Jail, Florida Mom Agrees to Son’s Circumcision” Matt Sedensky, May. 22, 2015