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Category Archives: Child Custody

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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 »

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Creating a Parenting Plan For Teens

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is difficult under any circumstances, but it can be particularly challenging when children are involved. While young children may not understand all that is going on, teens have a greater awareness of the changes that are likely to result. When it comes to child time-sharing arrangements, creating parenting plans for… Read More »

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Can My Child Determine Who They Want to Live with After a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a marriage breaks up, one of the toughest and most hotly contested issues often concerns how to handle plans regarding the couple’s children. Parenting plans and time sharing arrangements in Florida typically aim at having both parents play an active and engaged role in the child’s life. However, there are cases where the… Read More »

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Child Custody Issues: Is the Other Parent Undermining Your Authority?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Learning how to interact and share custody of your child with a person you are no longer in a relationship with does not always come natural or easy. In addition to any unresolved issues you may have with the other parent, their overall approach to parenting may be entirely different than yours. While it… Read More »

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Five Reasons to Request a Change in Your Child Time Sharing Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As a parent, you want what is best for your children. This generally includes allowing them to have frequent and ongoing contact with your former partner or spouse. Unfortunately, with child time-sharing arrangements there are situations in which children may actually be better off with one parent versus the other. If you currently have… Read More »

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Making Decisions about Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

After a breakup, child time-sharing arrangements can become a major issue, with decision being a battleground for power and control issues. The following outlines how decision making responsibilities regarding children are handled in Florida, and steps you can take to help avoid conflicts in these arrangements. Legal Responsibility for Making Decisions Regarding Your Child… Read More »

Am I Allowed to Move to a Different State With My Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As the United States has become an increasingly mobile country over the last several years, more and more people are moving to different cities and states, often to take advantage of booming job markets and new career opportunities. The virtual dating world also has created more situations in which a participant must move in… Read More »

What Are the Different Kinds of Custody Under Florida Law?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Like many other states, Florida law has increasingly recognized the importance of the role of both parents in a child’s life as much as possible. While one parent having custody of a child and the other parent having visitation used to be the norm in American divorces, state laws now are emphasizing concepts such… Read More »

How Does Having a Disabled Child Impact Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a disabled child can raise issues in your divorce proceedings that you normally would not encounter. Depending on the severity of your child’s disability and the amount of care that the child requires, you and your spouse may need to consider a wide variety of issues that may not arise with non-disabled children…. Read More »

Prenups More Popular Than Ever

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Although marriage rates generally have decreased nationwide, those who do choose to tie the knot are increasingly making a stop at the lawyer’s office before the wedding festivities occur. According to a recent news article, a 2015 study found that more couples than ever are seeking to enter into prenuptial agreements prior to their… Read More »