Child Custody

Planning summer vacations with the kids after divorce

Vacations can be a great way for families to spend quality time together and make some memories to last a lifetime. With summer just around the corner, many parents are starting to plan their family vacations for when the kids are out of school. If you and your...

What is time sharing?

Divorcing parents in Florida will typically enter into a parenting plan to establish how they will share time with the child and how they will make decisions regarding the child. One of the most important parts of the parenting plan is the establishing child custody...

Following a divorce, can I have my child’s name changed?

When two people get married, it’s common for one spouse to take the last name of the other. If they go on to start a family, the children will assume the last name of their parents. Upon divorce, it’s also common for the spouse who changed their name to return to the...

Florida courts consider several factors when determining custody

If you are separating from your child’s other parent, you may be concerned about sharing the time you spend with your children with your ex. When a court decides child custody, it does not give a preference to mothers over fathers, or vice versa. It will simply make...

What factors are considered to make child custody decisions?

Child custody decisions are made with the child’s best interests in mind. There is a list of factors that are considered by Florida family law courts to determine the best child custody arrangement for the child. Child custody factors What is best for each child may...

Parental location involving a minor child after a divorce

Most Florida couples who get divorces view the entry of the final order as a permanent decision on how their futures will be managed. Unhappily, life is uncertain, and many circumstantial changes can disrupt assumptions and plans for the future. One of the most...

Understanding the role of a guardian ad litem

Parents going through a divorce may have questions about the child custody process. It is common for this process to include a guardian ad litem, but parents may not understand their role. In Florida, a guardian ad litem is a person who represents the child’s best...

Creating a child custody plan that works best for your kids

Parenting duties are a big deal. It is important to make sure that your children have the care and attention they need to build a bright future. During divorce, you will need to present the court with an agreement, or at least information, about your plan for the best...

Creating an effective parent time-sharing plan in Florida

Child custody can be one of the most painful and complicated aspects of a divorce. With child custody, it is not just about which parent the child lives with. The control that a parent has over the important decisions (including healthcare and other decisions) for the...

How exposure to domestic violence harms your child

Domestic violence is more common than many people realize. In fact, one study found that 20 people are subjected to some form of physical domestic abuse every minute. And while the harm caused to a victim by domestic violence can be extensive, it can be just as...