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Archive for the ‘Child Custody’ Category

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 [+]


How to Avoid Mistakes in Your Florida Family Law Case
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Even in the most amicable, straightforward family law cases, mistakes can easily be made that compromise one or more parties and draw out litigation. Follow this advice to sidestep common mistakes that could cost you in your Florida family law case.
 
Know the basics of family law
 
Family law usually involves significant life changes, such as planning for a wedding, adopting a child, separating, or divorcing. All… Read More [+]


How to Prevent Your Ex from Getting Sole Custody in Florida
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Divorce on its own is hard enough, but when you add children into the mix, divorce proceedings can get far more stressful, emotional, and complicated.
 
We all want to do what’s best for our children. Sometimes, however, what one parent thinks is best isn’t what the Florida courts will think is best.
 
In our state, when it comes to child custody – now referred to as “time… Read More [+]