In Florida, the Court has two (2) options when deciding “Parental Responsibility” of minor child(ren). The Court can award the parents “Shared Parental Responsibility” or it can award one (1) of the parents “Sole Parental Responsibility.” What is the difference between “Shared Parental Responsibility” and “Sole Parental Responsibility” you might ask? Under Florida law, “Sole Parental Responsibility” means a court-ordered relationship in which one (1) parent makes decisions (educational, medical, religious, etc…) regarding the minor child. “Shared Parental Responsibility” means a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their child(ren) and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the child(ren) will be determined jointly.
Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 61.13 (2) (c) 2, the court shall order that the parental responsibility for a minor child(ren) be shared by both parents unless the court finds that shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to the child(ren). At Segarra & Associates, P.A., we make sure to advocate on your behalf in order to assist the Court in determining the type of parental responsibility that is in your minor child(ren)'s best interests.
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