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In the event of a separation or divorce, child custody and visitation issues are typically highly contested. Understandable, both parents love their children, and therefore want to have their children reside with them. Because of this it is not uncommon for child custody disputes to become heated, which has the potential of effecting the children even more than the fact that their parents will no longer be together.
Family Law Mediation may be an important tool in achieving an amicable solution to Child Custody and Visitation issues, allowing you to negotiate an acceptable parenting plan.
If a resolution is not able to be reached, Florida Statutes give the court the authority to rule on child custody and visitation issues based on what they deem is in the best interest of the child.
If custody and visitation issues are being contested, it is important that both parents understand that... Gone are the days when the mother is seemingly always granted primary custody, or the father chooses not to contest the custody of their children. The courts only concern in child custody cases is what is in the best interest of the child.
Florida law relating to child custody and visitation provide the court with guidelines for accessing and making decisions regarding the legal and physical care of children which are affected by a divorce of a married couple, or unmarried partners which are no longer cohabitating.
The court will typically rule in favor for a parenting plan which promotes the ability of the child, or children to maintain regular contact with both of their parents. If a parent is animate about not allowing or limiting the other parent contact with their children, if cause is not proven, this may actually work against your child custody goals.
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