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Family Law: What Rights Do Florida Grandparents Have?
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Family situations can get complicated, and sometimes a parent might restrict visits between grandparents and grandchildren. Is this legal? Can grandparents fight back?
 
If you’ve ever wondered what visitation rights Florida grandparents have, this post will tell you what you need to know.
 
Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in Florida
 
What can grandparents do? Not much.
 
If the parent allows some visits, a grandparent cannot request more time… Read More [+]


Native American Parents – Will Florida Let the Tribe Take Your Child?
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In a recent case, a Florida tribe took a newborn baby from her Native American mother and white father. Could this happen in your family? Read on to learn more.
 
A Complicated Florida Custody Case
 
In mid-March, a baby girl was born to a white father and a mother from the Miccosukee tribe. Two days after the birth, the mother and father say that tribal police came to… Read More [+]


The 19 Factors Florida Uses in Deciding Time-Sharing
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One of the most difficult things that divorcing or separating couples with children have to face is determining child custody, known here in Florida as time-sharing. It is often an emotional issue for kids and parents alike, but ultimately the most important consideration is what’s in the best interest of the child.
 
How is this determined, though?
 
Our courts consider 19 factors that help to evaluate… Read More [+]


How Florida’s New Standard Parenting Time Plan Works
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On January 1, 2018, a new child custody law went into effect in Florida. The intention of the law, known as the Standard Parenting Time Plan, is to streamline the sharing of parental rights between parents who are no longer together. The bill also seeks to shift the focus back to the best interests of the child.
 
If you are currently negotiating a parenting plan or are looking… Read More [+]


Why Florida Believes Joint Custody Is Best for Kids
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If you are a parent going through a divorce, you’re probably wondering what custody situation is best for your children. Recent studies are showing that kids tend to benefit most from a shared or joint custody agreement. Moreover, you may actually experience benefits from this arrangement as well.
 
Below, we’re going to detail a bit of the history of divorce and custody and the specifics of why Florida defaults… Read More [+]