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Going On an Out-of-State Vacation with the Child During the 2019 Holiday Season? Read This

By Steve W. Marsee |

Now that the 2019 holiday season is on the doorstep, many divorced and separated parents have plans to take their kids on vacation. Often, these plans involve traveling out of state or even abroad. But these parents do not know what type of permission is necessary and whether taking their child out of state… Read More »

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Why and When Do Florida Courts Order Supervised Time-Sharing?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Supervised time-sharing – also known as safety-focused visitation – refers to an arrangement where a child’s parent is allowed to spend time with the child only in the presence of another adult. Depending on the circumstances, the adult supervising the time-sharing can be the child’s other parent, a family friend, close relative, or a… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Sole and Shared Parental Responsibility?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, courts have eschewed the use of the term custody in favor of “parental responsibility” when discussing the terms of parental rights involving a minor child. During a divorce, the parents can either be given sole or shared parental responsibility over their child, but what exactly does that entail and how can that… Read More »

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How to Modify a Child Timesharing Schedule

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting divorced with a minor child or children involved can be an emotional and difficult process, especially when it comes to decisions about timesharing and custody between parents. In more amicable and collaborative divorce settings, parents can come to an agreement on timesharing for their child. However, in more litigious divorces, the court may… Read More »

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Can my Medical Marijuana Use Affect my Parenting Plan?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Marijuana laws around the country are changing, but one important law has not changed: the Controlled Substances Act, which lists cannabis as a Schedule I drug. This means that if you are a parent who uses marijuana medically or recreationally, you can face scrutiny from your former partner for engaging in illegal activities. He… Read More »

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What is a Child Time Sharing Schedule?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are getting a divorce and a minor child is involved, one of the most important aspects of your divorce agreement with your spouse will be the child time sharing schedule. While most states use the terms custody and visitation when referring to child issues in divorce, Florida uses the term child sharing…. Read More »

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What Kind of Parenting Plan is Best for a Baby?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a couple with one or more minor children divorces, a child custody order – commonly known as a parenting plan – is part of their divorce settlement. Every parenting plan created by Florida courts is personally tailored to the child’s specific needs. The child’s age plays a significant role in determining the plan… Read More »

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When Does a Child Time-Sharing Order End?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have minor children, a child time-sharing order will most likely be part of your divorce settlement. This type of order ensures that a child has ongoing contact with both of his or her parents after their divorce. Once the child becomes an adult, he or she chooses the relationship he or she… Read More »

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How will my Criminal Record Affect my Child Custody Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As any parent with a parenting plan knows, the court tailors every child’s parenting plan to his or her unique needs and circumstances. That means that even if your lifestyle is substantially similar to your best friend’s, your parenting plan could be quite different from his or her parenting plan. When the court creates… Read More »

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What Do my Relationships Have to Do with my Child Custody Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As a parent of one or more minor children, a child custody order is part of your divorce order. When Florida courts create child custody orders, they consider a variety of factors to determine the parenting plan that is in each child’s best interest. This is why parenting plans can vary so widely from… Read More »

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