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Relocating with a child after divorce may be challenging

One of the trickier aspects of divorce is child custody. There’s always hope that with a little give and take the couple can figure out a workable plan that benefits the child. That’s the key issue, after all – the best interests of the child. Both sides may have an array of wants, but the most important issue to consider is what the child needs.

Florida judge makes unusual ruling in divorce case

No matter how amicable a divorce may be, any children involved in a split may end up with some level of emotional distress from the situation. When parents choose to divorce, often their main concern is the well-being of their children. With this in mind, they do their best to work things out quickly, divide up their assets and move on peacefully. But what happens when the court system intervenes and makes decisions in regards to their children that neither parent is pushing for?

Divorce can bring teachable moments for children

As we discussed in our last post, sometimes parents fear bringing up the topic of divorce, especially during the holiday season, because they don't want to disappoint their children. Although divorce can undoubtedly be difficult for children, it can also lead to a lot of positive life lessons.

Child custody: the consequences of abuse allegations (PART 2)

In our last post, we discussed a case of alleged child abuse involving a father who refused to give in to his child’s demands. The circumstances of that incident may directly impact the child custody case in which the child and parents are involved.

Child custody: the consequences of abuse allegations (PART 1)

The thought of divorcing someone you once hoped to spend the rest of your life with is not easy to come to terms with. It can be that much more difficult when children are involved. In the best-case scenario, the parents may amicably decide on a fair child custody arrangement that benefits the children involved. But as many Florida parents know, this type of scenario is sometimes far from what actually happens.

Custody schedule during the holidays: plan ahead

Right about this time, some Fort Lauderdale residents might notice holiday decorations coming up at their nearby retailers and seasonal music playing over the store speakers. While it may seem a bit premature for some, it might just be the right strategy overall.

Researchers look at popularity, remarriage trends in divorce

Divorce trends can be very interesting to examine, and as we discussed in our last post, a recent study pointed out that divorce may be somewhat contagious. To recap: the study concentrated on seven rounds of interviews of individuals in Framingham, Massachusetts, from 1971 to 2001. The subjects were part of one of the country’s most influential surveys that followed the same group of people over time.

Adjusting your parenting after divorce

A few weeks ago we discussed the challenges of interacting face-to-face with your ex after your divorce. For most parents in Fort Lauderdale, these interactions occur during their children's events. Negative feelings toward your ex can make the times when you have to be in the same room very difficult. The same negative feelings, however, can also influence the way you parent your children -- and you may not even realize it.

Telling children the 'why' of divorce

For divorcing parents, one of the hardest things to do is to tell their children the marriage is over. While many parents see divorce as a change in the family dynamic, children may feel that it is the end of family altogether. Because of children’s tendency to internalize these types of life-changing events, many parents worry about how to discuss the topic without causing further damage to their children.

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