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9 Ways to Help Make Joint Child Custody Work
Posted on July 31, 2018
Between juggling schedules, dividing holidays, and taking the kids back and forth to each parent's house, sharing child custody can be difficult. However, parents who are cooperative, respectful, and who can manage their emotions and agree on shared custody terms, are more successful in helping their children adjust to the changes. If you and your ex-spouse find it difficult to agree on terms for joint custody, you may want to reach out to a divorce attorney who can assist you with a binding...
Role of a Guardian Ad Litem for Custody Disputes
Posted on July 7, 2018
When parents go through a divorce, it’s not uncommon for both parties to be so involved in their own issues that they neglect to put the needs of their children first. They are often too concerned with battling one another to consider what is best for their kids. The Court, however, must ensure that a child’s best interest is accounted for. The Court commonly achieves this by appointing legal representation for the child in the form of a Guardian Ad Litem. A Guardian Ad Litem...
Child Custody and Relocation: What to Consider
Posted on September 28, 2016
Dealing with the custody of a child after a divorce is a struggle for everyone involved. Ultimately, you want both parties to be satisfied with the decisions made, while trying to maintain the most normal lifestyle for the child. However, when changing residence becomes a factor, you must keep in mind a few things about your child before you decide to relocate. Always try to come to an agreement. Both parties have the opportunity to talk out the possible relocation and come to an understanding. By...
Best Interest of the Child Standard and Co-Parenting
Posted on February 17, 2015
When a Court determines the time-sharing schedule for the parties and their children, judges in Florida base their decisions on what is commonly referred to as “the best interests of the child” standard. All of those factors can be found in Florida Statute Chapter 61. While a judge will look at each case...
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