We don't use the term "primary caregiver" or "primary custody" in Florida. The reason we did away with those kinds of terms is because they make it sound like one parent has more control over a child or has some power over the other. It makes one person think they can "tell the [other parent] when" the other parent cann the child. That's what you seem to think. Instead, you should think about you and the father getting together to discuss and agree upon what each of your timeshare will be. If you can't agree, the child will be much more likely to give you more time, since you'll be the parent more willing to understand the rights the father and cooperate to ensure ehat's best for your child.
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No. Unless there is a court Order stating otherwise, you are both equal parents with equal rights. You and your husband should both be exercising good faith to share time with your son as is in the best interest of your son, until such time as you execute a Parenting Plan or the Court determines the time-sharing.
Under the current Florida Statutes, both legal parents are equally entitled to share time with their minor children. Until such time as a Court has determined what the terms of a Parenting Plan will be, both of you are equally entitled to spend time with your son, unless other extraordinary circumstances or legitimate safety concerns exist to preclude the child's Father from seeing your son freely. The best inerest of the child is always the standard viewed by the Courts. One should always keep in mind what is best for the child. Any strategy or decision honestly made with that focus at the forefront will be result in a more reasonable outcome.
All of the above attorney's have provided excellent and accurate information regarding your question. To the extent that you have discussed this issue with a friend that had a similar situation, the answer to your question hinges on the fact that you are married. If you were not married and the father had not established any rights to the child, the answer to your question would be completely different. This should ease any anxiety you may have if someone where to say that they were told something different.
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