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Category Archives: Child Custody

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Florida Child Custody Disputes: When Do Child Preferences Matter?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, child custody cases are resolved using the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. In effect, this means that Florida family law courts make child custody decisions by taking a look at the totality of the circumstances in a given cases, and assessing what type of custody and time-sharing arrangement… Read More »

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MomDaughter

Florida Child Custody: Who Gets to Make Medical Decisions

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are few things more stressful and frustrating than being locked in a contentious child custody dispute. Under Florida law, child custody is a complex issue that must be handled with extreme care. Custody is actually broken down two different parts: Physical custody: Who has a right to be with the child, and when… Read More »

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FatherSon

Five Tips for Co-Parenting Following a Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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ChildMoving

What is the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)?

By Steve W. Marsee |

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

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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ChildMoving

Can My Ex Move Our Children Out of State?

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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MomDaughter

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

By Steve W. Marsee |

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?

By Steve W. Marsee |

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

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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