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Child custody and parenting time in Florida

Florida courts generally favor that children have frequent contact with both parents through parenting time granted to each. Even if one parent has sole decision-making authority and the other parent has failed to make child support payments, the parent with primary custody cannot prevent the other parent from accessing his or her child through a parenting time order.

Factors when determining child custody in Florida

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.

How to secure child custody rights

Parents who are involved in a Florida divorce proceeding have the right to argue for sole or partial custody of their children if they wish to do so. When a parent makes a request for custody, a judge will look at the ability of that parent to create a stable environment that furthers the best interest of the child. Once a ruling has been made, both parents are obligated to abide by that ruling unless all parties agree to change it.

Woman admits perjury after faking threats from ex-husband

A Florida woman has been convicted of perjury and was given a five-year suspended sentence for faking email and Facebook posts in order to win a child custody case. The 25-year-old Brooksville resident pleaded guilty to the perjury charge on July 9. The custody battle will continue in domestic relations court on July 15.

Pacers star Paul George seeks sole custody of daughter

After meeting in Florida, a New York woman says in court documents that a prenatal paternity test indicates that Indiana Pacers player Paul George is the biological father of her 2-month-old daughter. The basketball player plans to seek sole custody if an additional paternity test indicates that he is the father.

Discover the facts surrounding child custody

Child custody laws in Florida and around the country differ, but some common myths exist no matter what state has jurisdiction over the case. For instance, some may believe that custody is always granted to the mother since they are seen as the principal caregiver, but nowadays, more fathers are involved in the daily routines of their children. Moreover, state laws tend to favor equal parenting time.

Is circumcision in the best interest of the child?


Following a divorce, many parents with children have some custody agreement in place which determines whether the parents will have joint or sole physical and legal custody of the child. In legal terms, physical custody refers to the parent the child will physically live with. On the other hand, legal custody refers to which parent has the legal authority make to decisions concerning the child's upbringing in areas such as education, medical, and religious needs.

7-year-old Florida girl in the middle of a child custody dispute


According to reports, a 7-year-old girl is in the middle of a complex custody dispute involving her maternal and paternal grandparents. Florida residents may find it interesting to learn that the child custody litigation surrounding the girl stem from allegations of child abuse against her custodial maternal grandparents.

Woman fighting for custody after Florida homicide


According to reports, a 43-year-old woman is doing her utmost to be reunited with her 7-year-old daughter after the woman's ex-husband, who had primary custody of the girl, was arrested for murder of the girl's grandmother.

Actor Tyrese Gibson entangled in child custody dispute


Many divorced and separated couples in the U.S. with children routinely grapple with family law issues pertaining to child custody, parenting time for the non-custodial parent and more. These issues do not discriminate, and can affect both the average persona and celebrities alike.

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