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Child custody issues are not as scary as some may think

Although most people seek out divorce in hopes of having a brighter and happier future, the actual process of divorcing can make your stomach turn. For a lot of divorcees, the most difficult part of the split has to do with child custody. The thought of having less time with a child can often keep a person from divorcing for months or even years.

Actor's efforts pay off in child custody battle

It has been a long and difficult road to parenthood for one well-known actor, but he has finally come out on top. Some of our readers may have been following the case of Jason Patric, known for his role in The Lost Boys, among many others.

When to put your foot down during divorce

Many different types of people file for divorce. Some are extremely empathetic and even too kind, while others know how to put their foot down or are even downright narcissistic. If you fall into the first category, it’s important to remember that no matter how kind you are, you need to protect yourself during the divorce process by learning when to say “no.”

Child custody takes into account the best interest of the child

One of the first expressions that soon-to-be divorced parents will hear is "best interest of the child." The biggest question they may have is "What does that really mean?" Although the best interest of a child may seem pretty subjective, there are certain general ideas that judges consider when making a determination as to what is in the best interest of any child involved in a divorce.

What are some common child custody misconceptions?

Once you've started discussing the possibility of divorce, you will often notice that almost everyone you know has an opinion on what you should do or what is likely to happen. While this can be helpful to some degree, it can also lead to a lot of misinformation.

Common co-parenting tips for Florida parents

When two parents separate or divorce, while their relationship as a couple is over, many do morph into a new kind of relationship: that of a co-parent. For many, this means putting aside their own issues with their ex in order to do what is in the best interests of their child.

How you act during and after divorce is a choice (PART 2)

In our last post we started a discussion about how your actions during a divorce can affect you and your children. Those kids of yours are always watching, whether you want to believe it or not, so how you act will affect them - either negatively or positively.

How you act during and after divorce is a choice (PART 1)

Divorce, much like many things in life, is a choice. And for most people, it is a rather difficult one to make. Sadly, some people still think that divorce is a quick copout to typical marriage woes, or a way to get a fresh start without really trying. But once a person actually has to make this tough decision for themselves, the true reality of the matter is often far different. As one therapist pointed out in a recent article, most caring and thoughtful people consider divorce long and hard before they actually decide to split.

New school year may bring challenges for divorced parents

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.

What does a child of divorce really need?

With the stress and paperwork of divorce, parents can sometimes get caught up in their own feelings and forget the needs of their children. A recent article in The Huffington Post presented the needs of children of divorced parents in a very interesting way: as if a child is writing his or her parents a letter detailing his or her needs.

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