What is the difference between a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent hi i’m nydia streets a child custody lawyer with vari and associates a family law firm in downtown miami the difference between a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent lies in how much time each parent spends with the child a custodial parent is someone who spends majority times time with the child or with whom the child primarily resides a noncustodial parent is a parent who basically has visitation with the child but does not have the child living with them the majority of the time.
The reason that the distinction is important is that when it comes to child support the noncustodial parent will likely have to pay the custodial parents more child support than if than what they would have to pay if the time sharing were equal or the custody were equal also it comes into play with the irs tax exemption the custodial parent is usually the one entitled to claim the child as a tax exemption each year it’s important that if you are in the middle of a custody determination or the.
Court making a custody determination that you seek representation to help you with that because you could you know lose time with your children that you would otherwise be entitled to if you do not seek the uh. the the amount at that time or you don’t put forth the right factors to the court uh. that would entitle you to equal time sharing or custody and it’s very hard once an initial custody order is made for you to change that later so we’re here to help contact us at.
What is the difference under Florida laws between a custodial parent and a non custodial parent