Child Custody

Modifying a child custody order after a Florida divorce

Most Floridians who have gone through a divorce involving issues of asset division, alimony, child custody and child support assume that the judge’s signature on the final order closes all issues between the divorcing spouses. As we all know, life is uncertain, and...

How does joint custody work in Florida?

Many children in Florida benefit from having two caring parents, even if those parents are no longer together. People may assume that joint custody means that the child will spend equal time with each parent and that each parent will share equal responsibility when it...

Parenting plans and the minimum requirements for court approval

All aspects of a Florida divorce can be challenging. From property division to alimony to matters related to children, the situation will inevitably be emotionally draining and worrisome. A common topic for dispute centers around children, custody and parenting time....

What can I do to make co-parenting easier?

Divorce can become complicated, especially for high net-worth couples. However, when kids are involved, those complications only grow, and kids necessitate an ongoing relationship, well after a divorce is finalized. This is why most parents are looking for advice on...

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...