Thank you for your reply.
In Florida the goal is to award shared parenting
unless one of the parents is clearly unfit to take care of the child's needs. So there should not be much worry on your party in just getting visitation
, since Florida law is aimed at having both parents shared in the parental responsibilities
of the child.
Now to get this you need to decide whether you are ready to divorce
as this is the way the court will establish a court order when couples are married. There is no such thing as legal separation
in Florida. Right now while you are married both parents are considered to have the same equal rights to the child. Since mom has just left her actions are not considered abandonment
as that generally requires a period of 6 months or more and given that she is so young she is bound to either come back and try to work things out. But for you, you need to decide whether you wish to continue with the marriage
or not. If you wish to get an order of custody, you will need to follow through on a divorce.
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