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Florida Guide to Parental Responsibility (Custody)

Where to begin:

Florida parental responsibility & time-sharing (custody)
Answers to all your parental responsibility questions. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Do I need a lawyer?

Misconceptions about FL parental responsibility and child support
Is 50/50 time-sharing required? Does a dad have to pay child support if he isn't on the birth certificate? Learn the truth about FL family law myths.

Florida parenting plan guidelines (custody agreements)
Rules and tips for making a Florida parenting plan. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can show a judge or use to settle.

Florida time-sharing schedule guidelines
Ensure your time-sharing calendar meets Florida requirements by using these guidelines. See popular schedules and how to explain them in your parenting plan.

Florida child support calculator
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Staying out of court:

Alternative ways to decide child custody in Florida
These methods for deciding parental responsibility outside of a courtroom are quickly gaining popularity in Florida. Could one work for you?

Settling a parental responsibility case in Florida: 2 steps
Settling is considered the best way to decide parental responsibility in Florida. Follow these steps. Free templates and forms.

Going to court:

8 steps to parental responsibility in a Florida court
The parental responsibility court process from start to finish, with all the resources you need along the way. How to file, prepare for court and more in Florida.

Filing for parental responsibility in Florida: 4 steps
Follow these steps to start your Florida parental responsibility case. Find forms to open and respond to a case, learn about serving papers and more.

Court-ordered parental responsibility mediation in Florida
Mediation is required in most Florida parental responsibility cases. Know what to expect and how to prepare so you get the best parenting plan.

Florida parental responsibility hearings
What happens at a motion hearing? At a case management conference? Be ready for all types of parental responsibility hearings.

Social investigations in Florida child custody cases
Social investigations can play a big role in a judge's ruling. Make sure you know why they're ordered, how they work and what's expected of parents.

Florida trials for parental responsibility (child custody)
Florida parental responsibility trials are complicated. Understand procedures, evidence allowed, and how to prepare so you get the best for your children.

More about parental responsibility:

Parental responsibility court orders in Florida
Learn the types of orders, as well as how to request, enforce and modify them. Plus, how to be sure you're following your court order to the letter.

Special circumstances in Florida parental responsibility
Not married to the other parent? Need an interpreter? Does your case involve domestic violence? Learn how these circumstances and more may affect the process.

Florida co-parenting app: Ways to use Custody X Change
Custody X Change can simplify and shorten your Florida parental responsibility case, with better outcomes. Use it to replace court forms, negotiate, settle and more.

Florida parental responsibility resources: Free help
Need more information? Links to local courts, legal aid services, lawyers, articles and more.

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