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Wills & Probate

How does the court determine visitation with minor children?

Because family law courts in Florida are courts of equity, they can award visitation based on what the court determines is fair and is in the best interests of the minor children. Florida courts favor minor children spending as much time as possible with both parents. However, the court’s determination of how visitation will occur varies depending on the circumstances. Such as, if the minor child resides primarily with one parent, the nonresidential parent might have overnight visitation every other weekend and on one or two nights during the week. Provision may also be made for visitation on holidays, with major holidays usually alternated or at least divided. Each parent may also be given a continuous period of time during the summer. Visitation may vary significantly from this example if one parent lives at a location distant from the minor children.