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Four Tips for Talking About Divorce With Your Children

By Steve W. Marsee |

A divorce can have a long-lasting impact on a child. In a divorce is difficult, the negative impacts can show up in many different ways. For example, a 2014 study from the Demographic Research found that divorce can even hurt a child’s educational performance. There is no doubt that divorce can be hard for… Read More »

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Parenting Plans in Florida: Understanding the Basics

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, whenever a case involves time-sharing and minor children, the parents must craft a ‘parenting plan’. In fact, parenting plans are even required in cases where there is no actual disagreement between the two parents. Florida courts look to the parents to come up with an equitable plan that is in the… Read More »

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Multi-State Child Custody Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

All child custody cases are complex. Each case comes with deep emotions and its own set of unique challenges. Things are made all the more confusing if the child’s parents no longer live in the same state. Not only does the distance make things inherently more difficult, but a dispute can arise over where… Read More »

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Understanding the Child Custody Rights of Stepparents

By Steve W. Marsee |

In the event of a divorce, stepparents have very limited child custody rights under Florida law. Their rights are not only superseded by the right’s of the legal parent, but they also have fewer rights than do the child’s biological extended family. In fact, stepparents will not even be granted visitation rights without the… Read More »

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Florida Timesharing Disputes: Understanding the Role of Parenting Coordinators

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, if you are going through a child-related family law dispute, you may end up working with a parenting coordinator. Parenting coordinators are neutral parties. These trained professionals may be able to help your family work together to find a solution that is best for everyone involved. Most often, parenting coordinators are used… Read More »

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Florida Child Visitation Rights: Interference

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is important that parents spend time with their children. Your child visitation rights are legally enforceable, and they should not face any interference. No matter the excuses offered by the child’s other parent, nothing should be allowed to take preference over your visitation rights. If your child visitation rights have been interfered with… 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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The Importance of a Parenting Plan in Your Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you or someone you know is going through a divorce, it is essential to understand the role of a parenting plan during this process. Under Florida law, parenting plans give divorcing spouses who are parents the opportunity to come to an agreement as to how the children will be raised during and after… Read More »

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