Parental Responsibility

In 2008 Florida law changed replacing the term “custody” with “parental responsibility” and the term “visitation” with “timesharing.” Shared parental responsibility is favored under Florida law. When parents share parental responsibility, they jointly make major decisions affecting their children including education, religious upbringing, health care, and other matters not part of the child’s daily routine. Other types of parental responsibility include ultimate decision making and sole parental responsibility. Click on the link below to read a highlighted version of Section 61.13, Florida Statutes, which governs parental responsibility. Because each case is unique, Sessums Black, PA prides itself on providing personalized legal representation to all of its clients.

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