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New law terms: “Custody” no longer exists

The terms we all knew and understood were eliminated and replaced by new terms and provisions.

Effective October 1, 2008, there would no longer be custodial parents,
primary residential parents, noncustodial parents or secondary residential parents.

The rights and obligations of all parents in the State of Florida are now to be governed by a “parenting plan” including a “time-sharing schedule” for parents and children.

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The terms were changed to discourage future custody litigation and prevent parties
from spending time and money litigating over labels which marginalize one parent.

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