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Category Archives: Child Custody

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Understanding How Moral Fitness Affects Your Custody Battle

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you take a look at Florida’s “best interests of children” as outlined in Section 61.13(3), you’ll see that one of these factors is “moral fitness.” This factor might seem a little confusing, especially since most of the others are relatively straightforward. For example, it’s easy to understand what “geographic viability” or “physical health”… Read More »

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Why Is A Guardian Ad Litem Assigned To An Orlando Custody Case?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Some divorcing couples reach a stalemate regarding custody of their children. In other cases, the other spouse or court may suspect child abuse and is rightfully concerned about the child’s welfare. In addition, if the court suspects that parental alienation is in play or that the parents cannot separate their own turmoil and marriage… Read More »

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LonelyChild

Overcoming Absentee Parenting After An Orlando Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Is your ex a so-called “absentee” parent? Do you have to convince them to take their parenting time according to the parenting plan? Do they forget to pick up and drop off your shared children? Is this affecting your child’s mental and emotional health? You are not alone. After divorce and for unmarried coparents,… Read More »

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Florida’s Timesharing Schedules And Summer Vacation

By Steve W. Marsee |

Timesharing schedules are some of the most common points of contention between divorced parents, especially in summer. Understandably, each parent wants to spend quality time with their child during the summer, which is why disputes may arise regarding timesharing schedules in summer. If you and the other parent cannot agree on a timesharing schedule… Read More »

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What Is Interference With Child Custody In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Both parents must spend time with their kids following a divorce when both have custody rights. Both parents are legally required to follow court-ordered visitation without interference. Under Florida law, it is illegal to interfere with child custody. If a parent interferes with the other parent’s custodial rights, the offending parent can face criminal… Read More »

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Bird Nest Parenting After a Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are considering creating a nesting plan following your divorce, it is vital to weigh the pros and cons of bird nest parenting. While many divorcing parents want to keep their children in the family home after a divorce, doing so may or may not be the best arrangement in your particular situation…. Read More »

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FatherBoys

Is It Difficult for Fathers to Get Child Custody in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Long gone are the days when mothers received sole legal and physical custody in Florida divorce cases. In the modern era, fathers have equal rights when it comes to timesharing and parenting. However, many fathers believe that Florida courts still favor mothers in custody battles. That’s not true. Fla. Stat. § 61.13 presumes that… Read More »

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Vaccine

What Happens If Parents Disagree on COVID-19 Vaccination?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Not all parents agree to have their children vaccinated for coronavirus (COVID-19). But what happens when divorced parents disagree on COVID-19 vaccinations? Can a Florida court force you to vaccinate your child for coronavirus? Whether or not federal, state, or local courts can push parents to vaccinate their children child for COVID-19 without their… Read More »

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How to Choose the Best Holiday Custody Arrangement for Your Particular Situation?

By Steve W. Marsee |

For many divorced parents, a holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Co-parenting requires two divorced parents to be able to communicate and focus on what is best for their children. Communication and the ability to compromise are crucial when making holiday plans for your children after divorce. No matter how you… Read More »

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ChildrenCovid

Your Visitation Rights Could Be Restricted if You Refuse to Wear a Mask

By Steve W. Marsee |

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere in sight, as thousands of new coronavirus cases are reported across the United States every single day. People across the nation still have to rely on face masks, social distancing, and other preventative measures to keep them and their families safe during these times of uncertainty…. Read More »

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