Best Divorce State- Florida

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Best Divorce State- Florida

What is the best state to get divorced in as a father if you want more visitation and/or custody of your children? Florida!


A study was conducted by Custody X Change, a software company that specializes in scheduling custody.

Per their results, a father is more likely to get shared custody, 50/50 custody of their child(ren) in Florida.

Other states that are good for fathers seeking custody and equal time-sharing are-

Best States for Divorce and Custody for Fathers

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin



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Worst States for 50/50 Custody

  • Tennessee (worst state at only 22% of the time)
  • Oklahoma
  • Mississippi
  • Illinois
  • Georgia

National statistics are at thirty percent shared custody for fathers.


When I started practicing law, shared custody was unheard of. Clients were basically guaranteed to spend a fortune on legal fees, years of litigation, and even then, it was unlikely that custody would be 50/50.

With time, I saw those statistics improve as the courts in Florida, specifically Miami, were beginning to shift towards granting the father shared custody and 50/50 time sharing. However, it is still not commonplace and until the legislature takes action as it did in Kentucky, it will remain the minority instead of the majority.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.

Alexander is a family law attorney practicing in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas, including Miami. For a list of his available books, click the Author Page Link below.

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Alexander Hernandez

Alexander Hernandez represents clients in the areas of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family Law/Divorce, and car and motorcycle accidents. (904) 712-5565 or (305)-688-LAWS (5297).    

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