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Florida Child Custody Laws

Child custody laws vary from state to state, so it's important for parents to explore their state's specific custody rules and regulations. These laws typically lay out how child custody decisions are reached, how joint custody works, and whether visitation rights should be granted.

Below, you'll find information on Florida's child custody laws, including whether the child's wishes are considered, whether joint custody is an option, and whether grandparents have visitation rights. For more general information on child custody laws, take a look at our article on state child custody laws.

Code Section 61.13
Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted 1977
Joint Custody an Option? Yes, §61.13(2)(b)2 "shared"
Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized? Yes, §61.13(2)(c),(6),(7)
Child's Own Wishes Considered? Yes

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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