Florida Joint Custody and Visitation Forms
by Vernon from Pompano Beach, Florida, Broward County
My son took a Paternity DNA test that was confirmed positive as him being the child's father.
However he's having problems with the infant mother giving him visitation other than coming to her place of residence.
What forms will he need to file a petition for joint custody and or to spend time with his child at his place or residence?
Answer to Florida Custody & Visitation Question
In order to establish visitation and joint custody your son will need to file a Petition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief
Note the last part of the form's name "and for Related Relief".
This is the part of the form where you ask the court to establish visitation and custody through a Shared Parenting Plan
You can use our instruction page
for the Petition to Determine Paternity form (Family Law Form 12.983a) and our instruction page
for the Florida Parenting Plan form. (Family Law Form 12.995a).
The process and the instructions are all there with links to the additional required forms, and they are free.Your son may qualify for a payment plan or even a waiver of the filing fee by filling out an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status
and filing it with the clerk of court. The clerk's office will determine if you qualify.
Just follow the instructions on all the forms and check with your circuit court's self help staff
for instructions on rules and procedures.Notice:
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