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Tips on how to stay civil during children's events

For many Fort Lauderdale parents, this is the time of year that is often anxiously awaited - the beginning of the new school year. While the new year brings with it busy kids and a quiet, cleaner house, for a lot of divorced parents, it also brings the inevitable run-ins with the ex-spouse during school events. If the thought of having to sit through another choir concert or parent-teacher conference with your ex brings a wave of stress, there are a few tips that can help parents cope.

Fort Lauderdale Family Law: How Do Courts Determine Timesharing & Child Custody in Florida Divorce Cases?

In a typical Florida divorce case, parents will argue before the court why they are suited to have certain periods of timesharing or custody of minor children. Sometimes, the parents are in agreement; other times, each argues for more time or custody than the other should receive.

Yet, assuming their arguments are based in fact - not trumped up fiction or denigration of the other parent, the courts use a fairly standard matrix to weigh the merits and render a decision.

With South Florida Spring Break and Summer Vacation Approaching, Divorced Parents Must Make Travel Plans Soon, Fort Lauderdale Family Law Attorney Advises

Spring break and summer vacation are big holiday travel times for South Florida families - including those facing or with settled divorces. Depending on what parenting plan and a time-sharing schedule for minor children stipulate as far as each parent's travel schedules, it's never too soon to approach the other parent to plan a vacation getaway.

Why Timesharing / Custody Agreements Are Vital to Successful Post-Divorce Parenting

Any South Florida family law attorney or couples seeking separation or divorce who read a recent article in the Huffington Post would have been aghast at the tale. A divorced couple who shared custody of their son did so without any formal timesharing agreement. They agreed the son would live with his Mom, and spend time with his father in California. Then, following one trip west, the father informed the mother that he and his new wife thought they were better suited to serve the boy's needs. He called her unfit and claimed sole custody.

South Florida Family Law Attorney Quoted on 'Holidays, Divorce & Managing It All'

"As a child of divorced parents, I remember my mom and dad arguing every holiday season over how they will make their work schedules fit in with who gets us kids on which holidays," a Miami Herald columnist wrote recently.

Her comments introduced those of guest blogger, Barry Finkel, who shared his wisdom on how to keep family peace during the holiday season. As the founding partner of The Law Firm of Barry I. Finkel P.A., a divorce and family law practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Finkel focuses on serving the needs of the entire family.

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