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Tag Archives: Best Interest of the Child

Completing the Florida Parenting Plan: What You Need to Know

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida divorce laws require that when you are getting divorced and have minor children, you must complete a parenting plan that sets forth your intentions about timesharing, child-related responsibilities, and child support. The point of a Florida parenting plan is to help you and your spouse work out arrangements for your child following your… Read More »

How Does a Florida Court Determine Timesharing?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As is the case in most states, Florida courts base custody decisions on the best interest of the child. Fla Stat. §61.13 sets forth the various factors that help a court determine whether a  parenting plan or allocation of parental responsibilities is in the best interest of the child. In the text of its… Read More »

Keeping Focused on Your Children During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), in recognition of the fact that the primary goal of any divorce should be to place the children’s needs first, has published a recent article that discusses how to achieve this goal. According to James McLaren, AAML President, while most parents would acknowledge that protecting their children’s… Read More »