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Category Archives: Visitation Rights

Florida Child Visitation Rights: Interference

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is important that parents spend time with their children. Your child visitation rights are legally enforceable, and they should not face any interference. No matter the excuses offered by the child’s other parent, nothing should be allowed to take preference over your visitation rights. If your child visitation rights have been interfered with… Read More »

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Fathers’ Rights to Child Time Sharing in Florida

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Under Florida law, the term “custody” is not used, nor is there a primary or secondary residential parent designation in the statutes. Conversely, state law grants both parents the rights to “time sharing” with their children. This means that a court will order a time-sharing schedule whose purpose is to serve the best interest… Read More »

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Bill Bolsters Grandparents’ Visitation Rights

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A new bill that is heading to the governor to pass would make it easier for grandparents that have been denied visitation with their grandchildren the help that they need. Under the new law, in situations where the grandchild’s parents are both dead, missing, convicted of a felony offense, or in a vegetative state… Read More »

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Violating Visitation Rights in Child Custody Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody agreements are set by the court during divorce proceedings. Florida family courts presume that there should be shared custody among the parents unless there is substantial proof showing otherwise. If one parent is given custody of the child, the other parent can still be awarded visitation rights. These rights detail when, where,… Read More »

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Missing Girl Found in Mexico with Non-Custodial Father

By Steve W. Marsee |

After nearly five years of living under an assumed name in a remote region of Mexico, authorities have found twelve year old Cara Cox. Taken from her mother during a visitation weekend with her father when she was only eight years old, Aaron Cox, 55, has been arrested in conjunction with finding Cara for… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody Relocation Rules

By Steve W. Marsee |

When child custody is determined by a family court, the decision is partially based on the current residence of each parent. However, if one parent wants to move after the custody arrangement has been agreed to, Florida’s child relocation rules determine whether or not the move will be allowed. Florida Relocation Law The Florida… Read More »

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Florida Parental Responsibility

By Steve W. Marsee |

The idea of child custody has been replaced in Florida by the concept of shared parental responsibility. Florida state law has codified the idea and integrated it into all child custody considerations. However, many parents do not understand exactly how shared parental responsibility works or how it will affect future decisions regarding their child…. Read More »

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Child Custody Where One Parent Lives Outside the United States

By Steve W. Marsee |

Obtaining or modifying a child custody order is a stressful process, even when both parents of a child live in the same community. That stress can become an outright nightmare when the child custody process takes on an international dimension. This can occur when one parent moves outside of the country, or even when… Read More »

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Protecting the Best Interests of Your Child in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody laws vary from state to state. This lack of uniformity can be a source of confusion in matters of child custody when the parents of a child live in different states, or when one parent moves to a new state. Because of this, for those with an interest in the custody of… Read More »

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