What is the difference between joint and sole legal custody?
First, custody is not a word that is used by the Florida Statutes anymore. Now the term is parental responsibility.
Parental responsibility means who makes the decisions regarding a child. It does not have anything to do with how much time each parent spends with the child.
in almost every case, the parents get shared parental responsibility. In my experience, sole parental responsibility is reserved for those cases where one parent is seriously deficient in their ability to be a good parent.
This is very often the result of ongoing drug use or criminal activity.