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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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Can My Ex Move Our Children Out of State?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When parents share joint custody of their children, relocating can be a huge issue. Indeed, one parent moving across the state, or out of the state, makes child time sharing a logistical nightmare. As such, when joint custody exists, parents do not have the right to simply pick up and move a child across… Read More »

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When Can Parental Rights Be Terminated in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, there is a strong legal preference in favor of both parents having a role in a child’s life. This means that, whenever reasonably possible, Florida courts prefer to award shared responsibility in an child custody case. Of course, that is only a general rule and it will not hold in every situation…. Read More »

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Florida Child Custody: Emergency Change in Circumstances

By Steve W. Marsee |

No child custody agreement is every truly finalized. Florida courts always retain the ability to alter agreements in any case where it is deemed necessary or to be in the best interests of the child to do so. This is known as a post-judgment modification and it can be sought for a variety of… Read More »

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Child Custody Agreements: Dealing with Hazards to the Child’s Health and Well-being

By Steve W. Marsee |

In late March, the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal released in an instructive opinion in a contested child custody case. The decision is a good reminder that the best interests of the child should always prevail in Florida courts. If you believe that your child’s best interests are not being served by your… Read More »

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Parental Alienation In Florida Child Custody Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

Parental alienation is a process of emotional manipulation by which a child is turned against one of their parents. Parental alienation is emotional abuse, it often has a major negative impact on the well being of the affected child. It also has a deep impact on the victimized parent. Parental alienation most frequently occurs… Read More »

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Modifying a Child Custody Agreement

By Steve W. Marsee |

Final orders entered by the court, including in matters of child custody, are presumed to be correct. Therefore, the ability to change an order after it has been filed is very restricted. An order for child custody can be modified after it has been entered by a family court judge; however, the circumstances surrounding… Read More »

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