Custody Lawyer Tampa FL Gary Dolgin Explains That Sole Parental Responsibility Is Only Awarded If Shared Responsibility Is Shown To Be Detrimental To The Child

“Sole Parental Responsibility” is defined as “a court-ordered relationship in which one parent makes decisions regarding the minor child.”

Sole parental responsibility presumptively is not in the child’s best interest, given the public policy expressed in F.S. 61.13.

In awarding sole parental responsibility, Florida Statute 61.13(2)(c)2 requires a finding, supported by competent, substantial evidence, that shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to the child.

Under F.S. 61.13(2)(c)2, the court must consider evidence of domestic violence or spouse abuse as evidence of detriment to the child in determining parental responsibility.

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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