Because the splitting up of a family can have a major emotional impact on a child, Florida judges try to make decisions that are in the best interest of the child. As a result, one parent may be given more time with their child than the other, especially if the child has school and other extracurricular activities to attend.
In a marriage where irreconcilable differences develop, divorce may be the only solution. When children are involved the matter may get complicated with child custody and visitation issues. Getting expert legal advice is advisable, but some people facing divorces may not have the resources to hire an attorney.
Divorced or divorcing parents with children are faced with the daunting task of keeping up with and fostering a healthy relationship between the child and the non-custodial parent. Child custody issues can be a point of friction between parents till the child emancipates.