What Is Time-Sharing and Child Custody in Florida?

In Florida, the word time-sharing refers to how much time, over nighttime usually, each parent will spend with a minor child or children after the divorce. The court is to determine that based on the best interest of the children and also applying a list of factors under Florida law to each case to determine the division of time-sharing between parents.

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Can a Florida Court Order a Parent to Take a Drug Test to Determine Child Custody or Time Sharing?

Yes, a Florida court has the power and authority to order one of the parents to go through drug testing before allowing that parent to have time sharing with the minor children. It depends on the facts of each case and the amount of proof that is given to the judge before drug testing is ordered.

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At What Age Can Children Decide With Which Parent They Want to Live?

Under Florida law, there’s no set age for a child to decide where they would like to live. It’s up to the court if the parents can’t agree. The older a child is, the more likely the court will put more weight on that child’s preference as to where they want to live.

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Do the Wishes of the Child Matter for Child Custody in Florida?

Under Florida law, one of the factors that a court is to consider, is the preference of the child as to time sharing between both parents after a divorce. The older the child is, the more likely the court will consider the preference of the child in deciding how much time that child will spend with each parent.

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