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What Kind of Parenting Plan is Best for a Baby?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a couple with one or more minor children divorces, a child custody order – commonly known as a parenting plan – is part of their divorce settlement. Every parenting plan created by Florida courts is personally tailored to the child’s specific needs. The child’s age plays a significant role in determining the plan… Read More »

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When Does a Child Time-Sharing Order End?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have minor children, a child time-sharing order will most likely be part of your divorce settlement. This type of order ensures that a child has ongoing contact with both of his or her parents after their divorce. Once the child becomes an adult, he or she chooses the relationship he or she… Read More »

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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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Exercising your Rights as a Grandparent

By Steve W. Marsee |

Grandparents’ rights are handled differently from state to state. In Florida, grandparents do have the right to seek custody of their grandchildren, but this right is fairly limited. Only under very specific circumstances do grandparents in Florida have the right to pursue custody of their grandchildren, and even when these circumstances apply, grandparents must… 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 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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Determining your Child’s Best Interests

By Steve W. Marsee |

When the court develops a parenting plan for a child, it considers a set of factors about the child’s lifestyle and needs to determine the plan that most effectively serves the child’s best interests. In most cases, it is in the child’s best interest to continue having a consistent relationship with both parents. The… Read More »

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Can my Child Choose His or Her Parenting Plan?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In a word, no. Your child’s parenting plan is created according to what the court deems to be in his or her best interest, and to determine this, it considers a series of factors about your child’s needs and both parents’ lifestyles. Your child’s preference is one of the factors the court may consider,… Read More »

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Does an Unmarried Father Have the Right to Stop an Adoption in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

For married fathers, parental rights are automatically granted when their wife gives birth. A married mother cannot put a child up for adoption unless she has the consent of the legal father (her husband) or has good cause to take action to get her husband’s parental rights removed. For unmarried fathers, establishing parental rights… Read More »

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