Judges in contested child custody cases consider many factors including the developmental stages and needs of the child and the demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to meet the child's developmental needs. Litigating parents should journal how they meet their child's specific needs.
Judges in Florida need to consider the demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to participate and be involved in the child's school and extracurricular activities when making a child custody determination.
Child Custody Factor #13. Divorce and paternity judges consider the demonstrated capacity of each parent to communicate with and keep the other parent informed of issues and activities regarding the minor child, and the willingness of each parent to adopt a unified front of all major issues when dealing with the child when making a child custody determination.
Child Custody Factor #10: The demonstrated knowledge, capacity, and disposition of each parent to be informed of the circumstances of the minor child, including but not limited to, the child's friends, teachers, medical care providers, daily activities, and favorite things.
Child Custody Factor #9: The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of sufficient intelligence, understanding, and experience to express a preference.
Child Custody Factor #8: The home, school, and community record of the child.
This 20 part series tracks what Judges consider in child custody cases.
As in all family law matters, the precise issues that may arise depend upon the couple's individual circumstances. Due to this, it is difficult to give an exact accounting of the financial matters that may occur during your Florida breakup. All couples are unique and all breakups are unique whether you are married or living together.
This 20 part series tracks what Judges consider when making child custody determinations to help parents focus on what is relevant to effectively present their child custody case.
Many divorcing couples decide that mediation would be in their best interest. This is in contrast to litigation in which both parties work through their issues in court.