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Description of the Florida laws that govern child custody placement in divorce proceedings. Given the laws in Florida what areas a forensic psychology professional would assess in a custody evaluation for the case, and explain why, using specific examples

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of Florida custodial statutes in relation to issues about child custody in divorce. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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Florida Laws on Child Custody

In the state of Florida, McNeely (1998) presented that Section 61.13, Florida Statutes provides the most comprehensive and applicable coverage in relation to issues of child custody in the state. McNeely (1998) attests that, "in Florida that the controlling consideration in a custody determination is the best interests of the child," so that, "the court shall consider and evaluate all factors affecting the welfare of the child." Below, I have listed 2 of these and discussed their implication in relation to custody evaluation. For the full listing of the factors, see McNeely (1998) below -

1. Florida's section V discusses part (3)(a) - "The parent who is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the non-residential parent," to be one of ...

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