F.S. 61.13(2)(C)1 states that it is the public policy of Florida to assure that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or the marriage of the parties is dissolved and to encourage parents to share the right, responsibilities, and joys of childrearing.
Similarly, F.S. 61.13(3)(a) lists the “demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship, to honor the time-sharing schedule, and to be reasonable when changes are required” as the first factor to be considered in determining the child’s best interest.
Each parent must refrain from doing anything that would undermine the other parent’s contacts and relationship with the child and must encourage the child to spend time with the other parent.
Each parent has an affirmative duty to keep the other parent informed and involved.
Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with relocation and child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.
We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.
If you are having any child custody issues such as relocation, determining parental responsibility, time-sharing problems, or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.
To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.
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