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How will my Criminal Record Affect my Child Custody Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As any parent with a parenting plan knows, the court tailors every child’s parenting plan to his or her unique needs and circumstances. That means that even if your lifestyle is substantially similar to your best friend’s, your parenting plan could be quite different from his or her parenting plan. When the court creates… Read More »

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What Do my Relationships Have to Do with my Child Custody Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As a parent of one or more minor children, a child custody order is part of your divorce order. When Florida courts create child custody orders, they consider a variety of factors to determine the parenting plan that is in each child’s best interest. This is why parenting plans can vary so widely from… Read More »

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How to Interact with Child Protective Services

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody can be a complicated, emotionally difficult topic for parents. In an effort to gain full custody of their children, some parents make false accusations that their former partners are abusing their children. In other cases, parents, teachers, and other mandated reporters genuinely believe that children are being abused and make reports to… Read More »

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Florida Judge Rules Mark Sievers, Suspected of Murder, Will Keep Custody of Kids

By Steve W. Marsee |

A Lee County judge has decided that two pre-teen girls, whose mother was bludgeoned to death in the summer of 2015, should remain in the care of their father despite his recent implication in the tragedy. According to a Naples Daily News report detailing the story, Florida’s Department of Children & Families (DCF) provided… Read More »

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Is There A Set Age in Which a Child Can Choose Which Parent to Live With?

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is a question commonly asked by divorced or divorcing couples – when will my child be old enough to decide which parent her or she wants to live with? The reason behind this inquiry can vary, as sometimes the noncustodial parent wants the child to live with them or the child asks to… Read More »

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The Difficulty in Obtaining Sole Custody in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, child custody is based upon the “best interest of the child” and includes several factors that look into his or her health, education and emotional well-being. Prior or during most divorces the soon-to-be ex-spouses create a parenting plan, which includes time sharing with the child or children. If you or someone… Read More »

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Military Mom Fights to Get Back Kids; Stepmother Lost Custody While She Was Deployed

By Steve W. Marsee |

Florida resident Amanda Hurst left her two children, ages 7 and 8, in the custody of her stepmother just prior to going overseas to fight. According to a My News 13 report, in 2009 Hurst joined the Army and was immediately deployed to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just before Hurst’s 2013 honorable discharge… Read More »

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Child Time Sharing When You Are a Florida Military Family

By Steve W. Marsee |

A military family who has gone through a divorce faces unique circumstances in addition to confronting the legal system that may vary from state to state. If you are a member of the military – or are a military spouse or ex-spouse – it is important to be aware of these special issues to… Read More »

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Church Service Disrupted by Police Due to Child Custody Battle

By Steve W. Marsee |

Pensacola police interrupted Sunday service at the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, just prior to the sacrament of Communion, to execute a court order and take a teenager into custody. According to USA Today news report, officer Meghan Darling went over to the church with the father of the child in an attempt… Read More »

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Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Several courts across our nation recognize the importance of parent involvement in the lives of children. In fact, studies have shown that children who consistently communication – and even live with – both parents after divorce experience less stress. Under Florida law, it is the custodial parent’s responsibility to encourage and foster an ongoing… Read More »

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