How Hard Is It For A Man To Win Custody In Florida?
According to Florida law, a man should automatically be granted shared parenting responsibilities and shared time with the child unless there is a compelling reason to deny these rights. Since Florida's parenting/custody laws were overhauled in 2008, it is rare for either parent to gain complete custody of the couple's children. However, under certain circumstance, it is still possible to gain primary or complete custody.
To gain complete or primary custody of a child, a parent must show to the court that allowing the other parent shared parenting responsibilities would be detrimental to the child and not in their best interest. If there is not an obvious danger to the child, such as violent tendencies or habitual substance abuse by one of the parents, this can be a complicated matter to prove and requires the guidance of an experienced family law attorney.
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