Florida family law automatically assumes Shared Parental Responsibility in divorce and paternity cases. This means each biological parent is entitled to be just that, a parent! Both have a say as to how children are raised; education, medical care, religion, etc.. A judge can assign Sole Parental Responsibility to one parent if “shared” is detrimental to the child. Examples would be, abandonment, a parent in prison, severe domestic violence, etc. It must be put into the initial petition at the start of the case. Ask your family law attorney.