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Child Custody Archives

Woman threatened with loss of custody if surgery is not done

A woman who founded an organization in Florida after her daughter's battle with cancer recently told the story of how that all began, and she even revealed that she was threatened with the loss of custody of her daughter if she did not go along with what the doctors said.

How do you work vacation around the custody schedule?

Your finally getting used to the parenting schedule and have a good idea of whose weekend is whose. Then summer arrives. The children are out of school, the regular routine is no more and your thinking about a vacation. If you're a divorced parent, you'll need to work your vacation schedule around the custody order and your ex's plans.

Study finds that high levels of family conflict impact children

As parents, we often worry about how our decisions will affect our children both over the long term and in the moment. This is often at the forefront of parents' minds who are going through a divorce. There is usually much debate and conflicting feelings leading up to a divorce if you have children.

Divorce is hard on everyone involved

Divorce is a difficult journey for the people who are divorcing. When there are children involved, the children can also feel the stress of the divorce. In that case, the parents should try to minimize the stress that is put on the children. One way to do this is to try to get everything resolved as amicably and swiftly as possible so that the children can learn how to move on with the new way of life.

communication is key when planning a vacation

There are many things that go into planning a vacation. For parents who have children with an ex, one of the things that must occur is getting the vacation schedule ironed out in accordance with the child custody agreement. How you go about handling this process is often governed by your child custody agreement.

Divorce and the dangers of social media

Over the past decade or so, the rise of social media platforms has resulted in people across the country sharing every little piece of information about their lives with all of their friends and family. Whether or not you had a good day at work, whom you ran into at the grocery store, and what you had for lunch are all common topics of conversation on social media.

Know your rights and options for child custody matters

Parents are very protective of their children. That is one of the reasons why child custody cases are so difficult. Each parent has a desire to have things go his or her way because he or she feels that is the best option for the child. We know that you are probably ready to have the child custody matters handled and over with so that you can move forward with your life. We can help you learn what you need to know about custody and visitation so that you are prepared for the case.

How does paternity fraud happen?

Paternity fraud happens when a man is being held financially responsible for a child that is not biologically his. While this may seem like an impossibility in the Florida family court system, it likely happens more often than you think. One reason for this is the increasing number of births happening involving couples who are not married.

Consider all options in child custody cases

For some parents, the thought of having to go through a child custody battle is akin to having their heart ripped out. This is because many parents only want what is best for their child, which they usually believe means that everything in the child's life will be done according to the parent's wishes. When a child custody case comes up, parents usually come to the realization that the child's other parent also has a say in what happens.

Who gets custody?

The question of which parent will be awarded custody after a divorce is never a simple one. Each case is individual and has its own unique set of circumstances that can influence whether sole or joint custody is awarded and who the custodial parent is. Understanding the factors that go into this decision is an important step in preparing for custody negotiations or a trial.Despite what is often portrayed in the media and news reports, many divorcing couples today are able to work together to come up with a custody agreement and visitation schedule. In these situations, joint custody arrangements are most common, although one parent may be designated the residential parent for school purposes. Even in cases where one parent is awarded sole custody, the parents have a great deal of leeway to work out a lenient visitation agreement rather than relying on the state's default schedule.