In Florida, the court is required to follow the statutes, and the statutes include 20 different factors that can decide where the child … How the child will be divided for time sharing, where the child will live and that sort of thing. Of course, the 20th factor is the judge’s discretion. Anything the judge finds relevant to the child’s life can affect that decision. The most important factor usually is the first one, and that depends on how the parents work to include the other parent in the child’s life and to ensure closing continuing parent-child relationship for the child. That’s the most important for your child moving forward.