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Do Sarasota, Florida courts give mothers preference in deciding custody?

No, not only do courts in Florida not have preferences based on the gender of each parent, but the modern Florida court system doesn’t even use the term “custody” when determining, based on the best interests of the child, which parent will manage the day-to-day care of the child.

Instead, divorcing families work within a “Shared Parental Responsibility” framework, and are required to develop a parenting plan that clearly outlines the roles of each parent, how much time the child or children will spend with each, how they will be transported to and from each parent’s residence, and more.

Divorce doesn’t mean the end of your relationship with your children, and Florida’s laws offer robust support for parents who want to remain engaged and active with their kids.

Get the agreement you want by calling Melinda Delpech at (941) 308-7042 today for a free consultation with a Sarasota family law attorney.

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