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How will the Florida court determine where my children should reside after the divorce?

In Florida, the courts prefer to allow that decision to be made by the parents. The courts recognize that the best people to make those types of decision for children, are the children's parents. Unfortunately, sometimes mom and dad can't agree where the children are going to live. Under those circumstances, the court will have to make a decision. When they do, there's specific elements that they take into consideration including the amount of time that the children have spent with each parent, which parent takes care of the child, and the child's needs the majority of the time. They consider whether there has been a history of domestic violence or abuse in the family. There's quite few elements that go into that type of decision.