Like many other states, Florida courts will typically assume that a child whose parents live in separate homes will best benefit by having plenty of time and opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with each parent.
A previous post on this blog talked about Florida's law regarding when a parent who is subject to a custody order can move a significant distance from their home. Parents are obligated to follow the notice requirements of this rule, and that means the other parent can object to the move.
Those in the Lakeland, Florida, area, whether they are in the military, a civilian government worker or simply in private, may find themselves having to move in the upcoming year. Sometimes, this is unavoidable just because of a change in the job or even on account of orders one must follow.
When parents in Florida are going through a divorce, one of their primary concerns will be what happens to their child. Each parent may be facing the fact that there will be times when their child is not in their care, but instead is in the care of their ex. This may lead parents to worry about how they will maintain a relationship with their child post-divorce.