Yes. The law requires judges to treat fathers and mothers equally when deciding custody rights. Florida Statute 61.13 has a list of factors a judge must consider when deciding which parent should be designated the primary residential custodian of the children.
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Eric C. Cheshire is a West Palm Beach Divorce Attorney and you can reach him at (561) 655-8844 or fill out the form on the website. All questions go directly to Eric and he will reply promptly.The judge can order one spouse to pay all fees for both attorneys or order that each person be responsible for their own attorney’s fees and costs. Generally, the court will first determine need and ability, one person’s need to have the other person pay, and the other person’s ability to pay. The court will look to each person’s income and financial resources as well as other factors.