Are mothers more likely to be awarded primary custody/time-sharing than fathers in Florida?
The legal answer is no. The mothers are not going to be awarded primary custody because they are mothers. However, if a judge or when a judge makes a determination on how to set up time sharing, what the judge is gonna do is apply that the best interest standard and factors under the best interest. There are 20 factors. Sometimes these factors favor the mother more than they do the father. These factors include, but no limited to who put the child to bed, who takes the child to the doctor, who helps the child with the homework, who is the primary care taker. That being said, the fact that she is the mother has no bearing on the judge’s determination. If the father is the primary care taker and the father is the person who puts the child to bed, who feeds the child, who takes the child to activities, who helps the child with the homework, then the father is the primary care taker and those factors will favor him.