How Can A Father See His Child In Florida?
Florida law dictates that a man should automatically be granted shared time or visitation with his children unless there is a compelling reason to deny these rights. In order for a father to be denied the right to see his child in Florida, the mother must show to the court that allowing the father shared time with the child would be detrimental to the child and would not be in the child’s best interest. Examples of causes to deny timesharing rights include fathers who have violent tendencies or fathers who habitually abuse drugs or alcohol.
If you are currently not seeing your child and believe there is no reason to be denied visitation/timesharing rights, you can petition the court to change the timesharing and/or parenting plans. It’s best to have an experienced men’s rights attorney represent you in your petition.
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