10 Things Florida Residents Should Know About Divorce: Child Custody
If you are a Florida resident who is currently going through or is considering a divorce, there are a couple of things about the divorce process that you should understand before speaking with an attorney. This will not only save you time but also money.
8. Child Custody
If you and your spouse can’t agree on a child custody arrangement, the court will decide based on the “best interests” of the children. Unless shared responsibility would be destructive to your child’s (or children’s) upbringing, the court will usually split the responsibility between both parents. Sometimes the court will offer one parent responsibility for specific aspects of a child’s welfare, such as primary residence, education, or treatment. The court will consider your and your spouse’s ethical fitness as parents, what you offer your children, and the child’s choice, among other factors.
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