What is majority time sharing in Florida?

What is majority time sharing in Florida?

A majority time sharing arrangement refers to when one parent has a majority of overnights (50.1% or more) with the child during the year. The parent with the majority of overnights is commonly referred to as the primary residential parent.

What is the custody law in Florida?

With sole custody, one parent gets legal and physical custody of a child. In a joint custody situation, both parents share legal and physical child custody. In Florida, joint custody is called shared parental responsibility, and both parents must approve all decisions related to the child.

When can a child decide who to live with in Florida?


Can I move with my child if there is no custody agreement?

If you have never been married to the father and there is no court order about custody, then you can move out and take your child with you. You do not need court permission to move out with your child. But the father can file a paternity case at any time, and then try to get custody and parenting time or visitation.

Can I move my son away from his father?

If there are no court orders currently in place you are free to take the child any where you want. However, if you leave the Father could file a custody action. He would then have to serve you. If you move, you generally must reside in a state for 6 months before you could file in that state for custody.

What do you do when a mother keeps a child from his father?

If you encounter serious problems with visitation or the child’s mother prevents visits, you can ask the court to intervene. A parent who refuses to abide by a custody order can be held in contempt of court and can face fines or even jail time.