Shared parental responsibility means a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their child and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the child will be determined jointly. See Florida Statutes, section 61.046(17). 

Sole parental responsibility means a court-ordered relationship in which one parent makes decisions regarding the minor child. See Florida Statutes, section 61.046(18). 

The parties to litigation involving children are strongly encouraged to resolve parenting issues through agreement, mediation, or parent facilitation. Litigants are generally happier with and more likely to comply with Court Orders reached by amicable agreement than when the Court is required to dictate responsibility for parenting decisions. 

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At the Guardian Law Firm, we believe in the sanctity of marriage. It is our goal to provide you with as many resources to help salvage your marriage. If all else fails, we are here to help you facilitate the divorce process to establish long-term stability that minimizes the need for subsequent court action as well as the emotional drain on the parties and families.

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