Category: Child Custody

New Florida law grants parental rights to unwed fathers

A new Florida law effective as of July 1, 2023 gives fathers whose children were born out of wedlock equal parental rights in the Sunshine State. The new law, Shared Parental Responsibility After the Establishment of Paternity, creates a procedure for unmarried fathers, with the mother’s consent, to establish paternity and then take part in…

divorce

Florida is commonly referred to as a no-fault divorce state. Therefore, you don’t need to prove adultery or reasons for a divorce. See Florida divorce law 61.052. All Florida law requires is there be irreconcilable differences that leave a marriage irretrievably broken to obtain a divorce. See Ryan v. Ryan Generally, the requirements to file for divorce…

Florida child custody laws

In a Florida divorce or child custody case, the judge will consider the children’s best interests when deciding how time-sharing will be allocated amongst the parents. See Florida Statute 61.13. Florida custody law does not give any preference to mothers or fathers when deciding child custody matters. Instead, the custody arrangement will depend on the specific facts…

We cannot always plan for everything life throws at us. Sometimes events will cause us to move unexpectedly without much notice. Moving becomes even more complicated if you have a parenting plan as a result of a divorce or paternity action.  Depending on the specifics of your relocation, Court approval may be needed. If court…