Change in FL child custody
I understand that sometime over the last 2 years, Florida changed its child custody laws
to focus more on joint custody
of both parents. Much of the terminology has changed as well to reflect a more total parenting effort of both parents. For example, using the words "parenting time" instead of visitation
I have sole custody
of my child that was awarded in Texas 7 years ago. It has been in effect since my child was 1 years old. So I am the custodial parent
. Child lives with me and I am the sole one to make decisions regarding my best interest, schooling, medical etc. My ex has Tx standard visitations. I recently relocated to Florida for employment reasons.
Does these new laws apply to new cases or can sole custody court orders that has already been established for years now be challenged and changed?
If my child's father file for joint custody in Fl, does that means that there is a chance that he will get it even though there has been a sole custody court order in place for 5 years from Tx?
Of note: during the past 5 years, there have been 3 protection orders against child father for family violence
against me, 1 restraining order
and he was put on 2 years probation for violation those orders. We use a court ordered supervised exchange program so that he does not come into contact with me when I drop off our child for visits with him.