Shalimar, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: Temporary Relief missing decision making for one parent or the other... who decides?

My attorney filed temporary relief with multiple contempts & I won as the Father & I will be receiving the majority of time-share, but there is no specific reference in the pending order as to who makes specific decisions in regards to medical, school, activities etc.

My temporary relief motion was in part to all:

"The Father filed a Motion for Temporary Relief seeking primary time-share & ultimate decision making authority with the Mother having a secondary time-share."

In the proposed order it only says: "The Court finds that it is in the best interest of the minor child for the parties to have shared parental responsibility."

Final order to come which seems to always spell out who is allowed to make specific decisions, but it's not specifically spelled out in the temporary relief order, not sure why.

The mother wants to already disagree with me so a decision will need to be made & I wanted to know my rights. My attorney is currently out of town.

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It's not spelled out because the judge hasn't got around to it yet &/or your motion didn't go into that detail. Ask your attorney when he or she gets back.

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