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December 2014 Archives

Child custody holiday do's and don'ts (PART 1)

Whether it be Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year's, the end-of-the-year holidays can be a very difficult time for couples going through divorce. It can be that much harder if children are involved. It's not a surprise that during this somewhat-stressful time of year some parents may act in ways that are not necessarily in the best interests of their children.

If you plan to divorce, plan on taking a parenting class as well

If you have minor children, these two things cannot go without each other. We’re talking about divorce and parenting classes. The state of Florida requires that all parents of minor children who are divorcing take a four-hour parenting class known formally as a Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course.

Is there a simpler divorce option in Florida?

We often work with high-asset divorce clients that require a lot of specialized attention when it comes to property division, alimony orders, and child custody and support issues. Of course, not every divorce has a large number of assets or even children involved, so some may wonder if there is an easier divorce route for these individuals.

Building a blended family after divorce can be rewarding

Because of what we do, it makes sense that we often talk about the actual divorce process in this blog. But once in a while, it's also important to look toward the future and discuss how to best handle different situations post-divorce.

Is equal parenting time in the best interests of the child? PART 2

In our last post we talked about the evolution of child custody standards in our country. We have come to a place in history where shared custody is becoming more and more prominent as we work to satisfy the best interests of the child standard. But does shared custody really work to satisfy this standard?

Is equal parenting time in the best interests of the child? PART 1

There has been a lot of talk when it comes to how child custody is decided in Florida and across the country. Many states have taken on the debate of whether equal parenting time is more beneficial for the child than giving one parent sole custody.

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