Child Custody

Recent Posts in Child Custody

  • 28-Aug-2018

    What You Can Expect During the Divorce Process

    If you are filing for a divorce in Florida, you might not know what to expect out of the process or where to begin. One of the first steps you should take before you begin is to seek skilled legal counsel to ensure that you do not make any ...
  • 7-Aug-2018

    Back-to-School Tips for Effective Co-Parenting

    If you and your spouse recently finalized your divorce and share children, you are now tasked with the shared challenge of co-parenting. Now that the new academic year is on the horizon or, in some cases, already here for some parents, you might be ...
  • 29-May-2018

    How Do Courts Determine Child Custody Arrangements?

    Child custody includes both physical custody (where a child resides) and legal custody (the decision-making power for the child’s education, healthcare, and upbringing). When a couple divorces, a child custody order will be issued, outlining ...
  • 21-Feb-2018

    How the "Best Interests of the Child" Are Determined

    When divorcing spouses share children, one of the most contentious and emotional issues endured will involve who is awarded custody of the children. In Florida, if a divorce goes through litigation, and this decision falls into the hands of a judge, ...
  • 9-Jan-2018

    What Are My Parental Rights If I Live Out of State?

    Most states have a statute known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This act outlines standards for courts when making custody determinations and guidelines for when a court must defer to an existing determination made in ...
  • 26-Dec-2017

    3 Tips to Help Fight Against Parental Alienation

    Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of the psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect, or hostility towards a parent or other family members. This can be a serious problem for parents who are ...
  • 24-Aug-2017

    Do Grandparents Have Visitation or Custody Rights in Florida?

    The impact of divorce goes well beyond the immediate members of the family. For some grandparents, divorce means it will be more difficult to consistently see their grandchildren. Although other states allow grandparents to seek visitation or child ...
  • 7-Jul-2017

    Child Custody Agreements: Summer Break

    For many divorced parents, summer vacation plans can sometimes lead to a fight about your child custody agreement. This is no fun for you, your former spouse, or your children. Making a summer break custody agreement can help ease this potential ...
  • 13-Apr-2017

    What is Parental Alienation?

    The emotional nature of divorces mean it’s not uncommon for those involved to lash out in frustration or harbor resentment for the other party. For children caught in the middle of a divorce, this can be a tumultuous time where they feel lost, ...
  • 2-Feb-2017

    Responding to False & Damaging Accusations in a Child Custody Dispute

    A parent will go to any length for the benefit of his or her children. While this is normally seen as a good thing, it can spoiled by a parent that makes up false accusations about his or her spouse during a divorce in an attempt to win sole child ...
  • 1-Feb-2017

    What is a Parenting Plan?

    Getting divorced is never a simple process. The constant negotiation and disagreement can lead to substantial emotional turmoil throughout the process. But perhaps nobody is more emotionally impacted in a divorce than children who are caught in the ...
  • 31-Jan-2017

    Fighting for Partial or Joint Child Custody in Your Divorce

    Entering in your divorce, you probably expected that your spouse would want to share child custody to make both of your lives easier. After all, family law courts in all states tend to lean towards joint custody to start since this is usually ...
  • 23-Dec-2016

    7 Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    While co-parenting with your ex in an amicable manner can be a great gift to your children and provide them with a sense of stability, doing so is rarely easy. Learning to put aside past relationship issues and differences can be a major struggle and ...
  • 18-Nov-2016

    Factors to Consider When Determining Child Custody

    Throughout your divorce, you have to consider what is going to be best for your children. This is echoed strongly when setting up child custody agreements. To avoid some huge conflicts down the line, it helps to know some of the determining factors ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    How to Fight for Joint Custody in Florida

    If you want to spend time with your children after your divorce finalizes, you need to start thinking about child custody. Since many parents in the heat of a contested divorce can only see the flaws of their spouses and not all the things that ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    How to Pursue Full Custody of Your Children in Florida

    Child custody can be an especially contentious issue in Florida divorces and separations. In many cases, parents may threaten to pursue sole custody of their children in order to gain the upper hand in negotiations. But what exactly is ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Tips for a Parent in a Child Custody Battle

    Entering into a child custody battle with a stubborn ex-spouse can certainly feel as if you are actually stepping into a gladiatorial arena. You might not know who you can depend on and the stakes are certainly quite high: the comfort and wellbeing ...
  • 10-Mar-2016

    Using Social Media Before, During, and After a Divorce

    Going through a divorce ? If so, it is important you watch what you post on social media. In a world where the internet has become an integral part of everyday life, it is important that we remember the impact that posting online can have on a ...
  • 25-Feb-2016

    How Does Divorce Affect Your Taxes?

    Divorce is a major life event, and as such, it comes with a number of tax consequences. If you and your spouse are looking to separate or have recently separated, it is important you remain aware of the effects that your divorce may have on your tax ...
  • 24-Dec-2015

    How Does a Grandparent Seek Custody of a Grandchild?

    Did you know that in the state of Florida, grandparents can petition to gain custody of their grandchild even if the child’s parents are both living? If a child’s parents are deemed unfit or unwilling to care for their child, grandparents ...
  • 18-Nov-2015

    Fathers Seeking Custody of Their Children

    Did you know that in the past, courts were actually encouraged to reward child custody rights to mothers whenever it involved a child aged five years or younger? This did not take into account any other determining factors that are undoubtedly ...

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