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How Does a Court Determine Child Custody or Timesharing

Many people believe that because they have spent more time with a child or have been the primary caretaker of a child that they will be granted more timesharing. This is not the case under Florida law. Florida statute section 61.13(2)(c) requires parenting plans and time-sharing plans be determined in accordance with the “best interests of the child.” Fla. Stat. § 61.13(2)(c) (2014). Under Florida Statute section 61.13(3), the best interests of the child or children are determined by evaluating twenty factors. See Fla. Stat §61.13(3) (2014). These 20 factors are outlined below for your reference. The law is clear...

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Same-Sex Marriage in Florida: The Current Status

    [audio mp3="http://www.dewittlaw.com/audio/09212014.mp3"] In 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the Florida Constitution banning same-sex marriage in Florida. Since 1977, however, Florida law has precluded same-sex marriage in our state. Recently, this ban on same-sex marriage has come under attack. In recent months,...

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