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Research shows that shared custody is preferable for children

Florida favors shared custody for children following divorce and research supports that shared custody is best for children following a divorce. According to research, having both parents involved in their lives significantly increases the likelihood that a child will have a positive and healthy future following divorce. The professor who conducted the research noted that shared parenting, or shared custody, should be the norm even for young children.

Tips for blended families to prepare for the new school year

Blended families may face the usual challenges most families face but may face additional challenges as well. As the end of summer nears and families prepare to go back to school, it can be helpful for co-parents to review tips to help them successfully negotiate the annual process. Families that are newly-divorced, newly-blended or both may benefit from some tips to avoid conflict when approaching the new school year.

Child custody and Florida's law on parental relocation

Nowadays, people are much more mobile than they used to be. Social media and cell phones have made individuals more accessible, and the Internet has created job markets that are competitive amongst individuals across the country. Because of this, many people move in and out Florida on a yearly basis. While a move in and of itself can be fraught with frustration and challenges, an individual who is party to a child custody agreement or court order can find moving may be even more difficult.

What courts look for in determining child custody

In the process of a divorce, one of the more complicated and important decisions to be made is regarding child custody. It is not uncommon for parents to have very different opinions regarding child custody decisions, which could lead to heated discussions and difficulties in coming up with a mutually agreeable solution.

For child custody issues, have a strong advocate on your side

Of all the issues that can crop up in a divorce or separation, child custody is easily among the most fundamental. Most parents have very strong feelings about how and where their child should be raised. Sometimes disagreements about these issues develop immediately after a separation. Other times parents may think they are on the same page but later find that they do not agree on child custody.

In their divorce, Johansson and Dauriac disagree on child custody

In a child custody agreement, it's fairly common for parents to have fundamental disagreements over whom the child should live with and how the child should be brought up. But what if one parent plans to go to a different country after the separation? How should it be handled when that parent requests to have custody of the child in another country? This is a question many people in Miami may have to grapple with due to the international and cosmopolitan nature of the area's population.

A primer on child custody in Florida

Most folks in Miami have probably heard about contentious celebrity child custody battles, and they have a basic understanding of how child custody works. But child custody may be handled differently from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This blog post will provide an introduction to how Florida courts decide child custody matters, as well as the one consideration that is universal across all jurisdiction: the child's best interests.

Tips for a peaceful holiday post-custody arrangement

When you ask many parents, post-divorce or right after a new custody arrangement, many will say that the holidays are one of the tougher moments for a new family dynamic to adjust. This is because the holidays are likely centered around traditions steeped in family members playing certain roles around holiday time. That coupled with a change in cash flow due to new living arrangements can really change how the holidays look after a child custody arrangement is determined. So when it comes to the holidays, how does a parent promote peace after a relatively new custody arrangement?

Protecting parent-child relationships in Florida

There is perhaps nothing more important to Florida residents than the relationship they have with their children. Parenting can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time, particularly for parents dealing with custody issues following a divorce.

How does a Florida court evaluate the parent-child relationship?

Over the years, Florida parents grow in their relationship with their children. From bonding when the child is an infant, to watching the child mature into their own person, the relationship between parents and children evolves over time.

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