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Jolie-Pitt Celebrity Divorce Defies National Parental Timesharing Trend

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Regardless of whether or not you follow celebrity gossip, it is hard not to have heard the news regarding the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie split. The couple made headlines for their unorthodox family life as much as for their movies, traveling the globe to adopt four different children from impoverished nations, while also giving birth… Read More »

Who Pays for Travels Costs When My Child’s Other Parent Lives Far Away?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In today’s age, it is not unusual for a child’s parents to live in two different cities or even in two different states. This arrangement necessitates a long-distance parenting plan that gives both parents adequate and appropriate timesharing with the child. However, a long-distance parenting plan also must include provisions for paying the expenses… Read More »

What is the Right of First Refusal in Florida Family Law Cases?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The right of first refusal is a common provision in Florida parenting plans that allows one parent to spend additional time with the child when the other parent needs daycare for the child, perhaps due to work hours, medical appointments, or other activities that necessitate childcare. While this provision is not mandatory for parenting… Read More »

How Not to Treat Your Kids During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Even the best parents can become overly emotional and slightly irrational when going through a divorce. Under the best of circumstances, divorce is a stressful transition that becomes even more difficult when you and your soon-to-be-ex share children. If you are not careful, however, you may unintentionally hurt your children and your relationship with… Read More »

Parental Alienation Syndrome in Family Law Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent news article highlights parental alienation syndrome (PAS) and its increased frequency in divorce cases in the UK, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. PAS has become a regular characteristic of the most acrimonious of divorce cases, and, as a result, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)… Read More »

Which Parent Has the Right to Make Major Decisions About Your Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

No matter what the timesharing arrangement may be, there comes a point at which certain decisions about a child’s welfare are necessary. These decisions may involve crucial medical care for a child, educational options, or childrearing choices. Regardless of the subject, any parenting plan for divorced or separated parents specifically should allocate responsibility for… Read More »

Avoiding Conflict With Your Ex During Summer Vacation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While children who attend school look forward to summer break with great anticipation, most parents do not, particularly if they are divorced or separated. Aside from juggling child care and finding things for kids to do, you also must deal with your ex in terms of sharing parenting time with your children. Luckily, there… Read More »

Manatee County Parenting Program Goes International

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

According to a recent article in the Bradenton Herald, a local parenting coordination program that operates in the 12th Judicial Circuit has gone international. Debra K. Carter, a licensed clinical psychologist, Florida Supreme Court-certified family mediator, and qualified parenting coordinator, operates the Carter Psychology Center, as well as the National Cooperative Parenting Center, which… 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 »

Divorce Trends: Waiting Until After the Holidays to File for Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

According to a recent study, it is relatively common for couples to vacation and celebrate holidays together in the month of December, only to turn around and file for divorce in January. Divorce filings actually peak in March, after the holidays have passed and individuals presumably have undertaken the preparation needed to file for… Read More »