Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Case Law Development: It Takes a Judge To Decide Custody and Visitation Issues

The Florida Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's orders that a guardian ad litem, appointed for the parties' minor son in a dissolution proceeding, had the authority to make all decisions regarding visitation of the child with his parents.  The court emphasized the statutory language requiring that courts make these decisions and noted that courts may not delegate their statutory authority to determine visitation to guardian ad litems, attorneys, or experts.

Shugar v. Shugar, 2006 Fla. App. LEXIS 4856 (April 5, 2006)
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