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Determining Parenting Plans and Time Sharing in Florida

There is currently no presumption in favor of equal physical custody, or time sharing, between divorced parents in Florida. Under state law, all parenting and time-sharing issues are based on what the court believes to be in the best interests of the child. While a judge will assess every situation individually, Florida courts favor frequent Read More

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What Are the Requirements for Modifying Child Support or Time-Sharing Orders in Florida?

Under Florida law, a parent may file for a modification of child support if there is a “substantial and material change in circumstances” that was unanticipated by the parties. If a parent can successfully meet this burden, they must also show that the modification is in the child’s best interest. The only additional hurdle is Read More

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Understanding Time-Sharing and Parental Responsibility

Under Florida law, all parenting and time-sharing decisions are based on what courts believe to be in the best interest of the child. While Florida courts favor parents sharing responsibilities for their children as much as possible following divorce, those decisions must take the child’s welfare and parents’ fitness into account. Child custody is divided Read More

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Temporary Injunctions: How Protective Orders Work in Florida

In Florida, temporary protective orders — known as injunctions — are used to protect victims of domestic abuse and violence. These official orders issued by the court are intended to prevent individuals accused of domestic violence from causing further harm by ordering them to stay away from and not contact the person who requested the Read More

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