It’s almost back to school time for thousands of Florida children. For some, this may be the first year they attend school as a child of divorce. Thankfully, with some prior planning and coordination, parents can help children cope with the changes that come with divorce during the school year.
Although a shared parenting bill was vetoed last year in Florida by Gov. Rick Scott, there is no doubt that times are changing when it comes to child custody. Many states are looking at the benefits of custody arrangements that move parents closer to a 50-50 time split.
There is one thing that's hard to deny about divorce: it is complicated. That is not to say it's not worth it, but it can undoubtedly be complex and stressful, especially when kids are involved. It's not always as simple as making the decision, getting a lawyer, filling out paperwork and settling into a new home as a single person. When children are part of the process, even when all the lines have been signed and property has been separated, there will be ongoing "maintenance."