Child Custody

Understanding the role of a guardian ad litem in Florida

If a guardian ad litem, also known as a GAL, is involved in a family law matter it is helpful for the parties to understand the GAL’s role. In Florida, a GAL must be at least 21 years old and must complete an application which includes photo identification, a...

Understanding the basics about child custody

When Florida couples with minor children decide to get divorced, child custody is oftentimes the most important – and most contentious – issue in the legal proceedings. Nothing can rile up the emotions faster than disputes over how a child will spend time, and who...

Factors used to determine child custody in Florida

There are many parents in the Fort Lauderdale area who are no longer with their child’s other birth parent. In situations where parents had a tumultuous breakup putting the past aside and focusing on the best interests of their child can be difficult. When parents are...

Mask mandates could impact child custody in Florida

Divorcing or ending a relationship with children can be messy. It can take much time and effort to establish a child custody plan, and once in place, it is often difficult to alter or modify a current order in Florida without proof of a substantial change in...

How is child custody determined in Florida?

This blog recently discussed the understandable concerns many parents facing child custody are likely to have. For that reason, it can be helpful for divorcing parents to understand child custody factors and how they are used to determine child custody and child...