Many people think about the significant responsibilities they will have once they have children, but we often don’t think about parental “rights” until those rights are threatened in some way. If you are facing a legal issue that involves the basics of parental responsibilities and rights, you need to make sure that you have the best information about those concepts.
Parental responsibilities are usually a bit easier to determine since parents are taking care of these needs on a daily basis. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children not only have the basics, such as food and clothing but also ensure that the children have access to education and health care if needed.
Parental rights, however, may be an area where many people in Florida aren’t sure of what, exactly, they need to know. For starters, every parent in Florida has the right to have a relationship with their children.
This means that the parent can communicate with their children if they don’t have custody of their children. Parents also have the right to be free from disparaging comments from the other parent – which helps maintain the relationship between the parent and child.
Your unique situation
Of course, the dynamics of any given family situation are unique. When parental rights and responsibilities are implicated in a court proceeding, you need to make sure that your point of view is represented. For more information about how we attempt to help parents in Florida who are facing these issues, please visit the parental rights and responsibilities section of our law firm’s website.