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Working the Holidays into your Parenting Plan

By Steve W. Marsee |

The holidays are for spending time with your family. Every family celebrates holidays a little bit differently, but the one constant in all holiday traditions is that families make time to be together. When a couple divorces, they face an inevitable dilemma: their holiday traditions will need to change. This often means changing schedules… Read More »

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Going Back to School with your Parenting Plan

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you finalized your divorce recently, you and your children have probably experienced a lot of “firsts” this year. As your children’s first summer vacation with a parenting plan draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the next big “first” they have coming up: their first new school year with a… Read More »

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Summer Time-Sharing Considerations to Make

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many parents opt to include summer vacation schedules in their parenting plans. If you are in the process of creating a parenting plan, or if you are considering modifying your parenting plan, building a special summer vacation schedule into the plan can be an effective way to make summer fun for your child and… Read More »

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How Should my Child’s Parenting Plan Change as He or She Develops?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As a parent, you know children go through stages. It can feel like just yesterday, you were dropping your child off at preschool and today, you are narrowing down college choices. If you are divorced for a long time, you might find that the parenting plan you originally created is no longer appropriate for… Read More »

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How Do my Child’s Educational Needs Factor into my Parenting Plan?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a couple with minor children divorces, a parenting plan is part of their divorce settlement. Parenting plans are legal orders that provide structure for the children’s relationships with their parents after the divorce is finalized. These orders are focused on what the court determines to be in the children’s best interest, which often… Read More »

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I am a Grandparent. What are my Custodial Rights to my Grandchildren?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, grandparents have the right to pursue custody of their grandchildren under certain circumstances. Many people misunderstand the concept of grandparents’ rights and assume that grandparents automatically have the right to visits and the pursuit of custody of their grandchildren. This is not true. Only a child’s legal parents have these rights from… Read More »

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Child Time Sharing and the Holiday Season

By Steve W. Marsee |

There may be no time of year that is more exciting than the period stretching from Thanksgiving week through New Year’s Day. The holiday season can provide some of our most memorable experiences. Of course, we also know that the holidays can be extremely stressful. For separated parents with young children, the holidays are… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody Disputes: When Do Child Preferences Matter?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, child custody cases are resolved using the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. In effect, this means that Florida family law courts make child custody decisions by taking a look at the totality of the circumstances in a given cases, and assessing what type of custody and time-sharing arrangement… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody: Who Gets to Make Medical Decisions

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are few things more stressful and frustrating than being locked in a contentious child custody dispute. Under Florida law, child custody is a complex issue that must be handled with extreme care. Custody is actually broken down two different parts: Physical custody: Who has a right to be with the child, and when… Read More »

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Five Tips for Co-Parenting Following a Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Co-parenting with your former spouse is often one of the most difficult issues to deal with after a divorce. It is something that you need to prepare for properly because nothing should come before your child’s physical and emotional well-being. You need to be ready to take on the challenges that come with co-parenting…. Read More »

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