The most vital thing to remember regarding a child custody decision made by the court is that a judge will always choose a timesharing plan that he or she believes is in the best interests of the child. It is crucial to develop a solid case in your favor and by providing evidence to the court. You must prove that your custody is in the best interests of your child. The court collects a lot of information regarding this decision:
Fathers have equal rights as mothers do in custody and timesharing decisions. At one point, mothers were nearly always given full legal custody and decision-making rights. The father would be left with visitation at most. Fortunately, this is no longer the case, as defined in Florida statute 61.13. “There is no presumption for or against the father or mother of the child or for or against any specific time-sharing schedule when creating or modifying the parenting plan of the child.” Furthermore, unmarried fathers, just like unmarried mothers, have the right to seek a paternity test. Fathers can use this to determine whether they are the biological father of a child and whether they may have custody or visitation rights. Unmarried custodial mothers normally use a paternity test to hold a father responsible for providing his share of child support costs.
The custodial parent has the right to hold the non-custodial parent responsible for child support payments. They have the right to go through Florida’s child support enforcement program to track down the other parent. whether they are in or out of state. The non-paying parent accountable through wage garnishment, fines, jail time, and other methods.
Mothers and fathers have equal rights regarding child custody, visitation, and child support during a divorce. In order to protect and invoke these rights, you must work with a knowledgeable Orlando family law attorney. Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. prides himself on his ability to create a strong, stable line of communication between the mother and the father. He believes nurturing this relationship will benefit our clients in the end. Give and take through negotiation tends to be the best type of conflict resolution. However, he customize’s his legal approach to every clients’ needs. While mediation and an open line of communication to the other party may work for one client, it may not be a solution for everyone.
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