Matthew Brickman Explains How House Bill 775 in the State of Florida Changes Paternity Forever
In a recent episode of his podcast, family law mediator Matthew Brickman explains the significant changes to family law in Florida as it affects matters on paternity.
By: Matthew Brickman
Prior to this bill, he explained, "Dissolution of marriage proceeding with children, or in a paternity case, the issues of parenting were to be worked out between the parties. If the parties were not able to, well, the court would decide it, but most judges don't want to get involved in that because that's unique to each family."
But after the bill the statute now says that the court shall order that parental responsibility be shared unless the court finds that shared parental responsibility to be detrimental to the child.
In his words, "Well, what that means is that means that moms and dads are on equal footing. They are two equal 50 50 CEOs of the company Child, Inc. That means that all decisions are run between the two parents. Nobody has 51% control of the company. It's equal, say, equal decision making."
His full explanation can be heard on the MediateThis!
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Through the art of storytelling, education and life experience, Matthew Brickman, President of iMediate Inc. and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator along with his co-host Sydney Mitchell discuss mediation as well as conflict resolution & negotiations skills. Gain the knowledge necessary to negotiate your own agreement that will provide you hope and peace in your own divorce or paternity case.
About Matthew Brickman:
Matthew Brickman is a Supreme Court of Florida certified county civil family mediator who has worked in the 15th and 19th Judicial Circuit Courts since 2009 and 2006 respectively. He is also an appellate certified mediator who mediates a variety of small claims, civil, and family cases. Mr. Brickman recently graduated both the Harvard Business School Negotiation Mastery Program and the Negotiation Master Class at Harvard Law School.
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