The short answer is no. Florida courts in times past sometimes provided a presumption of correctness to the mother, being the best person to take care of the minor children for the majority of the time. At the end of the day now, with the statutory scheme that’s in place there is no presumption for either party to be the majority time share parent or the one that enjoys the most custody of the children. The courts will independently look at the qualifications and living situations of each of the parties and will make a determination that it feels is in the best interest of the minor child for the custody or time sharing arrangements.



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