When two parents divorce, the focus is almost always on making things easy for their shared children. In some cases, one or both parents are concerned about the safety and well-being of their kids while in the custody of the other parent. This is especially true in cases in Florida and elsewhere in which there are other parties involved, such as stepparents or romantic partners of one or both parents. One recent child custody case centered on a father's concern about the safety of his two daughters, who were living in the home of their mother and her new husband, a convicted sex offender.
When the father found out that his children were living under the same roof as a sex offender, he took steps to try and gain custody of the girls. Even more distressing to the father was the fact that the child that the man had molested was his stepdaughter from a previous marriage. Adding even more complexity to the case is the fact that this is not the first sex offender that the mother has chosen as a partner; a former boyfriend was convicted of molesting one of her other daughters (from a different relationship.)