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Florida child custody: Competing interests between biological parents and third parties

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Child Custody

Third parties who serve as parental figures in Florida usually provide love, support and comfort for children who are in their care. This is why it is difficult when a biological parent objects to a third party’s custody of a child - what do you do when a child has grown up with a third party but a biological parent wants custody of the child? Such was the case in Morris v. Morris, 1D16-4695 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018) decided in the spring of this year.

Florida child custody: New timesharing law takes effect for military members

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Child Custody

This year, the Florida Legislature overhauled laws that applied to active duty servicemembers whose timesharing with their children would be affected by deployments. Previously, Florida law allowed an active duty military member to designate a family member to exercise timesharing in the member's place while deployed. Starting July 1, 2018, Florida law expanded the rules on who is allowed to have timesharing in place of the deployed parent. 

Florida child custody rights for active duty military parents

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Child Custody 

Active duty military service members may face challenges in maintaining substantial and consistent contact with their children due to deployments. When a time-sharing order is already in place, Florida law provides certain remedies for a deployed parent to ensure that his/her contact is minimally affected.