How is child custody decided with same-sex couples?
Child custody or child time-sharing under Florida law is decided based on the best interest of the child and the factors under the best interests of the child. There are 20 factors that the court will look into when making a determination on the best interest of the child and how to move forward with the case. Some of these factors include the moral fitness of the parent, the health of the parent. Who was the primary caregiver of the child? Who takes the child to school? Who takes the child to the doctor and helps them with the homework, helps him or her with their homework? Now the most important factor is co-parenting. The fact that a parent is keeping the other parent informed of what’s going on with the child is extremely important to the courts. So do not alienate. Keep the other parent informed. If you have any issues, please speak to an attorney to figure out how to move forward.