Child Custody

How can you help your child adjust to your divorce?

Just as divorce is not easy for adults, divorce can be equally difficult for children. Parents in Florida who are going through a divorce should make sure they understand how their split may affect their child both in the short-term and long-term. They also need to...

What is required to move with my child post-divorce?

These days it seems like our society is more mobile than ever. People in Florida are not afraid to seek employment in a different part of the state as they advance their careers. And many people these days buy a “starter” home before they move elsewhere to their...

Time-sharing and the best interests of the child

Florida law recognizes that children benefit from having frequent and continuing contact with both parents following a divorce. Thus, the standard used when making time-sharing decisions is the best interests of the child. The following is a brief overview of what...

When to consider requesting a child custody modification

When life changes, child custody needs may also change. For that reason, parents should be familiar with when they may want to consider requesting a child custody modification and when it may be possible to do so. When to request a child custody modification There are...

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...