Be kind to children when going through a divorce.
By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
In family law in the state of Florida, there is a presumption that parents should equally share in the major decisions concerning the upbringing of their children. This Florida statute is called “shared parental responsibility”. But there are reasons for SOLE parental responsibility, that is where the court orders that only the “better parent” make major decisions regarding the upbringing of a child. The court will do what is in the best interests of the child/ren.
Here is a check list of why courts might order SOLE parental responsibility in the best interests of the child/ren:
1. If one of the parents has a serious mental illness.
2. If one of the parents is far superior parent.
3. If one of the parents is neglectful, totally irresponsible, abusive, or simply has no interest in the child/ren.
4. If one of the parents is…
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