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How does shared parental responsibility work in Florida?

According to Florida statutory law, the court takes into account the parents’ wishes, considers giving one parent final say over certain aspects of the child, or divides duties between the parents, depending on what’s in the best interests of the child....

What does shared parental responsibility mean in Florida?

According to Florida statutory law, shared parental responsibility means: “Shared parental responsibility” means a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their child and in which both parents...

Should custody change be a penalty for missed visitation?

According to Florida law, transfer of child custody from father to mother was not an appropriate sanction for father’s contempt in failing to deliver children for visitation with mother, where there was no finding that a change in custody was in best interests...

Must court hold one in contempt for violating parenting plan?

According to Florida case law, there is no law that requires a trial court to hold a person in contempt for violating a time-sharing parenting plan, and a trial court does not abuse its discretion simply by declining to do so: Under Florida law, “[t]here is nothing...

Can a trial court’s old warning affect a custody change?

According to Florida law, a two-year-old written warning by the trial court to a mother regarding the potential loss of residential custody if she continued to deny the father his post-dissolution visitation rights is deemed insufficient to notify the mother that a...

Can court refuse to hold parent in contempt for drinking?

According to Florida law, a trial court may exercise its discretion when deciding on contempt charges. For example, it may refuse to hold a former husband in contempt for drinking in front of children – a violation of a dissolution decree – while holding...