Court Presumes Shared Custody By Both Parents
Court-Ordered Custody And Parenting Plans
You and your spouse may agree with a custody and parenting plan. However, if you both have a substantial conflict over these areas, the court will decide an appropriate custody arrangement.
The court may designate one parent’s home as the primary residence and afford the other parent frequent and continuing contact. Alternatively, the court may order rotating custody arrangements in which the time spent with each parent is equal.
Sole Custody And The Best Interests Of The Child
In rare cases, the court may order sole parental responsibility and custody of a child to one parent if it believes that shared parental care would be detrimental to the child. The best interest of the child standard is always utilized when determining sole custody or any other custody arrangement.
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Contact our St. Johns County family law attorneys at Canan Law to learn more about the laws and procedures regarding child custody, paternity questions or arrangements for child supportand how they could affect your situation.
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