How Does Child Custody Work in Florida?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Sep 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Child custody in Florida is determined by the law which governs what they call the best interest of the minor children. 

When a court goes through an analysis of determining the best interest of children, what the court has to take into account are all the factors in the law. Sometimes those factors include the adjustment of the child or children, to the specific community that is school, relatives, whether or not either party has any mental or physical disability, what are the wishes of the child.

If the child is sufficiently mature enough to express those wishes, and all the other factors in the law. Often times I get the question, “How does domestic violence play into parenting time?” We have a specific statute that deals with not only domestic violence, but domestic abuse.

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