July 20, 2016. Information Provided by: statelaws.findlaws.com
One of the more contentious issues in a divorce can be the battle over who gets custody of the children from the marriage.
Oftentimes, parents are able to work out a mutually agreeable solution, known as a “parenting plan,” for the custody of the children. If parents cannot reach an agreement on child custody themselves, a Florida family court can make a decision based on evaluating what is in the best interests of the child.
Ultimately, the court will issue a custody order which will dictate how, when and under what circumstances the parents of the child have custody or visitation rights with their child.