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I know the custody laws have changed but if I divorce, am I stuck with the 50/50 parenting time?

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2014 | Family Law

In 2008, Florida’s legislature revised its family law statutes to remove the presumption against an equal time share between parents and their children. There is no presumption for any specific time share anymore. The Court will look at each individual case and make a decision if the parties cannot come to an agreement. I must say that there are some judge who will not order equal time share unless the parties agree. There are certainly different reasons why a court may not order equal time share. For instance if the child is a special needs child, or if the parties live far apart, and for certain when the parents do not get along well. In 50/50, depending on how it is scheduled, can require the parents to contact each other often. If they don’t get along, fireworks happen frequently.