In the last 10 years, much has changed in Florida law with regard to child custody arrangements in divorce proceedings. It used to be that the judge's job was mainly to divide up the parents' control over their children. The result was that one parent was essentially awarded more rights than the other.
These days, however, the courts focus more on establishing parenting plans that include both parents as much as possible. Of course, in some cases, issues such as drug addiction or domestic violence make one parent unfit to protect the best interests of the child. Most of the time, though, the courts will encourage the parents to work together to establish a detailed parenting plan.