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What Does Florida Require Of Parents In A Divorce In Relation to Child Parenting Conduct?

August 4, 2015 by  
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In a divorce situation, the parents are meant to conduct themselves and their activities in a way that will promote the welfare and best interests of the child(ren). It is the public policy of Florida that each child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or a marriage is dissolved. It is also the public policy of Florida to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities, and joys, of child-rearing. There is no presumption for or against a parent based on parent’s gender.

Each parent has an affirmative duty to promote a positive relationship between the child(ren) and the other parent. Both parents must attempt to ensure that the children have unhampered contact and free access with both parents.

Neither parent may do anything to hamper the natural development of the child(ren)’s love and respect for the other parent. A parent should not disparage the other parent or discuss the divorce in a child presence. Each parent must make efforts to encourage and facilitate communication between the other parent and the child(ren). Neither parent should do anything that would estrange the children from the other parent or that would damage a child’s opinion of either parent.  A parent in the process of a separation or divorce should try as hard as possible to overcome any of their own emotions as best they can to protect the emotional and psychological well being of the child(ren).

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