Can I attend court by telephone? Yes - if you meet certain conditions and obtain a court order.
Following a time-sharing custody schedule is hard enough for most parents. For those in the military, the issues become that much more complicated. Being in the Navy or another arm of the U.S. military means that your living situation could change at any moment. You could be stationed at a different naval base in the U.S., perhaps across the country. You could be deployed overseas.
Florida is the Number One boating state in the country, so to many Floridians getting on the water is no different than jumping in the car.