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Category Archives: Child Custody


How Controversy Over COVID-19 Can Impact Your Child Time-Sharing Plans

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As cases of COVID-19 continue climbing, there is plenty of concern and controversy regarding how to deal with the situation. Everyone has their own opinion regarding the seriousness of the situation and the precautions that need to be taken. Unfortunately, you may find yourself on opposing sides and in more frequent disagreements with your… Read More »


In Child Time Sharing Plans, Which Parent Has the Authority to Make Decisions on Behalf of the Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Fort Lauderdale child time-sharing proceedings, much of the focus is on the amount of physical time the child will spend with each parent. This is often a hotly debated topic and rightly so. Making a home for your child and being involved in their lives on a regular basis provides a foundation in… Read More »


Child Time Sharing Checklist

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a relationship with both parents is generally in the best interests of children. Unfortunately, there are situations which can put them at risk. For parents who are divorced or otherwise not living together, it is important to remain vigilant in regards to any child time sharing arrangements that are made. The following two… Read More »


Courts Issue Emergency Orders That Impact Child Time-Sharing Plans In Fort Lauderdale

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every area of our lives. For people involved in child time-sharing arrangements who have parenting plans in effect through the Broward County Court, it is important to be aware of temporary orders that have been issued and how they could impact your case. Administrative Order Addresses Parenting In Broward… Read More »


Actions to Take Now in Anticipation of Child Time Sharing Disputes

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While much of Fort Lauderdale remains shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, stay home orders on the state level are being lifted. For parents who are divorced, separated, or otherwise no longer living together, this could have major impacts on child-time sharing arrangements. Whether you had child time-sharing plans in place prior to… Read More »


Questions About Child Time Sharing and the Coronavirus Epidemic

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida is under a state of emergency as public health officials try to reduce community spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Other than essential services, most businesses and schools in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas have closed. This presents unique challenges for parents. This is particularly true for those who are… Read More »


Four Major Issues That Can Impact Parenting Plans During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic continue to ripple throughout Florida. Stay home orders have dramatically changed many of our former routines. This is particularly true for parents with children. For those who are unmarried or divorced and have child time-sharing orders in place, following social distancing guidelines requires you to be both flexible… Read More »


Can the Other Parent Take My Children From Me?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

One of the hardest things for a couple in the aftermath of a break-up or divorce is putting their personal differences aside for the sake of their children. Power struggles and the desire to get revenge can have major impacts on their ability to work out reasonable child time-sharing arrangements. This is one of… Read More »


Signs Your Child’s Other Parent Is Guilty of Abuse and Neglect

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

There are large differences of opinion when it comes to child-rearing. Your views on what children need in life and the way in which they should be treated may be dramatically different than the other parent. This is a common point of contention and not easy to resolve. However, there are certain types of… Read More »


What Rights Do Fathers Have in Florida Child Time-Sharing Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In the past, when parents were unmarried or got a divorce, it was automatically assumed that the child would live with the mother. Today, the courts are more likely to recognize the important role fathers play and how crucial it is to include them in parenting plans and any child time sharing arrangements that… Read More »