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How to Streamline Custody Exchanges in Orlando

By Steve W. Marsee |

While many parents feel excited to see their children again after long waits, custody exchanges represent common sources of conflict for divorced spouses. It therefore makes sense to streamline this process as much as possible. If you are struggling with an uncooperative ex, these exchanges may seem highly stressful. If you cannot resolve this… Read More »

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Can My Political Views Affect Child Custody in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divisive political issues have spread across the United States, affecting not only the government but also individual families. If you are a divorced parent in Orlando, you might be wondering how your political views might affect child custody. Could you lose custody if your political views are deemed “extreme” by family courts? Should you… Read More »

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When Can I See My Kids if My Ex Won Primary Physical Custody?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Although joint custody is more common in Florida, sole physical custody is also a possibility. If your ex won sole physical custody in the Sunshine State, you might be wondering where this leaves you. When can you see your children? How much control does your ex have over your visitation rights? Can they still… Read More »

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My Ex Is Constantly Late for Child Exchanges. Can I Take Legal Action?

By Steve W. Marsee |

For many parents, there is nothing more frustrating than lateness during child exchanges. You may wait all week to see your children, and being forced to wait additional hours or even days to experience these joyful moments can be difficult to bear. Aside from being inconvenient and disrespectful, late exchanges also eat into your… Read More »

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Can I Get Custody in Florida Even if I Work Full-Time?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many parents work full-time in Florida, and some even work multiple jobs. With the rising cost of living, it’s even more important to focus on your career. Many parents feel motivated to work in order to provide for their children. Somewhat ironically, their preoccupation with work may pose challenges when seeking child custody. But… Read More »

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The “50-Mile Rule” Just Changed in Florida Custody Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

One of the many factors that Florida judges consider when awarding custody is the distance between parents’ homes. While this might seem like a relatively minor detail, the distance between homes can have a major effect on custody decisions. A recent change in Florida’s family law legislation alters something called the “50-mile-rule,” and this… Read More »

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Florida Now Gives Equal Treatment to Mothers and Fathers for Time-Sharing

By Steve W. Marsee |

For many years, family courts across the United States assumed that it was in the child’s best interest to spend more time with the mother after a divorce. Slowly but sure, this philosophy is changing. Many states are creating clear legislation that prohibits family courts from giving special treatment to either parent. This means… Read More »

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“Gender-Affirming Treatments for Children” Continue to Cause Custody Issues in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Parents in Florida may have wildly different views on transgenderism and gender-affirming treatments. If two parents do not agree on how this issue should be approached in regard to their own children, serious custody issues may arise. Florida has taken concrete steps with new legislation that allows certain custody decisions to be made in… Read More »

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What If Me And My Ex Can’t Decide On A Child Time Sharing Schedule?

By Steve W. Marsee |

One of the most important parts of child custody in Florida is creating a time sharing schedule. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious disagreements between parents. Almost inevitably, one parent will end up spending a little more time with the kids than the other. Who takes the kids on the weekends? Who takes the… Read More »

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What’s The Best Time-Sharing Schedule For Your Child’s Mental Health?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Although spouses may argue about many subjects as they approach divorce, most parents can at least agree on one thing: A child’s mental health is important. But how exactly do you protect your child’s mental health during and after a divorce? Creating an effective time-sharing schedule that serves your child’s best interests is important…. Read More »

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