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 #15: Judges consider the particular parenting tasks customarily performed by each parent. A parenting task is work conducted by a parent to care for a child which may include changing diapers, feeding a child, helping a child get dressed, brushing a child's hair, bathing a child, cleaning up after a child, putting a child in a car seat, doing laundry, taking a child to the doctor's office, brushing a child's teeth or ensuring that a child brushes his or her own teeth, helping a child with homework, etc.
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.
This 20 part series tracks what Judges are required to consider when making child custody and parenting plan determinations to help parents focus on what is relevant to the Judge to effectively present their divorce, paternity or modification case.
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.
This 20 part series tracks the roadmap that Judges are required to consider when making child custody and parenting plan determinations to help parents focus on what is relevant to the Judge to effectively present their divorce, paternity or modification case to the Court.
Many Florida readers will recall the bitter and lengthy divorce between former NFL star Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar Sanders. The couple fought at length over the custody of their three children. In the end, Deion was given full custody rights, with Pilar granted visitation. The pair were back in court again recently, when Pilar failed to adhere to the parenting schedule laid out by the court.