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Can You Lose Custody Rights Due to a Mental Illness in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In the United States, nearly one in five adults live with a mental illness. If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and your former spouse learned about this, they may attempt to modify your child custody arrangement by claiming that you are an unfit parent. But can you lose your custody rights… Read More »

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4 Things to Avoid When Your Child Custody Claim is Pending

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are many things you can do to heighten your chances of a favorable outcome in a child custody case. However, things you should not do are just as important to improve your case for custody in Florida. Typically, a knowledgeable Orlando child custody attorney by your side will help avoid mistakes that could… Read More »

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Can You Lose Custody of Your Child for Being on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Battle?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many of those brave people on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, including doctors and nurses, have children. In fact, many of them are divorced parents who share custody with their ex-spouse. “But can the first responder’s ex-spouse withhold child visitation or deny any contact with their kids just because… Read More »

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5 Reasons a Parent May Lose Custody You Didn’t Know About

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody is not eternal. If one parent does something that endangers their child, a Florida court will likely revoke custody rights without any hesitation. However, that parent must do something very terrible or unacceptable to have child custody revoked in Florida, such as abusing or neglecting the child, sexually assaulting him or her,… Read More »

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Florida Ranked Low Among the Best States to Raise Children

By Steve W. Marsee |

Even though Florida’s year-round warm weather offers a roughly endless list of kid-friendly activities, the Sunshine State is not the best state to raise a family. This was the finding of a new study by WalletHub, a popular personal finance website. According to Patch, Florida ranked low among the best states to raise children…. Read More »

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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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