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Category Archives: Child Custody

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Five Tips for Co-Parenting Following a Divorce

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Co-parenting with your former spouse is often one of the most difficult issues to deal with after a divorce. It is something that you need to prepare for properly because nothing should come before your child’s physical and emotional well-being. You need to be ready to take on the challenges that come with co-parenting…. Read More »

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What is the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)?

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For Florida parents, there are few things more stressful than an intense child custody dispute. Unfortunately, in some child custody cases, disagreements between the parents can turn into a very serious situation. In fact, there are even cases where one parent will take their child across state lines, in order to try to thwart… Read More »

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Temporary Custody for Extended Family Members

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There come times, either voluntarily or involuntarily, when an extended family member may need to take temporary custody of a child. In Florida, the process for how exactly this works is governed by Chapter 751 of the Florida Statutes. Here, our Orlando child custody attorneys answer some frequently asked questions regarding family member temporary… Read More »

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Can My Ex Move Our Children Out of State?

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When parents share joint custody of their children, relocating can be a huge issue. Indeed, one parent moving across the state, or out of the state, makes child time sharing a logistical nightmare. As such, when joint custody exists, parents do not have the right to simply pick up and move a child across… Read More »

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My Ex Will Not Stick to the Child Custody Agreement, What Can I Do?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Reaching a child custody agreement can take a considerable amount of time, effort and emotional energy. For parents, there is so much at stake in a child custody or child time sharing dispute. As such, it is easy to understand why parents become extremely frustrated when their ex refuses to abide by the terms… Read More »

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Parenting Plans in Florida: Understanding the Basics

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Under Florida law, whenever a case involves time-sharing and minor children, the parents must craft a ‘parenting plan’. In fact, parenting plans are even required in cases where there is no actual disagreement between the two parents. Florida courts look to the parents to come up with an equitable plan that is in the… Read More »

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Florida Family Law: What is a Guardian Ad-Litem?

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If your Florida divorce involves minor children, or if you are involved in a Florida child custody dispute, a judge has the power to appoint a guardian ad-litem for your case. This can be done at the sole discretion of the judge and it may also be requested by either of the parents. In… Read More »

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Multi-State Child Custody Cases

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All child custody cases are complex. Each case comes with deep emotions and its own set of unique challenges. Things are made all the more confusing if the child’s parents no longer live in the same state. Not only does the distance make things inherently more difficult, but a dispute can arise over where… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody: Emergency Change in Circumstances

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No child custody agreement is every truly finalized. Florida courts always retain the ability to alter agreements in any case where it is deemed necessary or to be in the best interests of the child to do so. This is known as a post-judgment modification and it can be sought for a variety of… Read More »

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Understanding the Child Custody Rights of Stepparents

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In the event of a divorce, stepparents have very limited child custody rights under Florida law. Their rights are not only superseded by the right’s of the legal parent, but they also have fewer rights than do the child’s biological extended family. In fact, stepparents will not even be granted visitation rights without the… Read More »

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