Children are often an innocent casualty of a contentious or stormy divorce. While it is clear that divorce will impact children in some way, it is important to identify if the results of that impact negative warrants professional counseling.
While the subject of parental alienation is getting more and more attention due to the detrimental impact it can have on children of divorce or separation, there are still misconceptions about the topic. Understanding the facts (and inaccuracies) about parental alienation can help parents correctly identify its signs and take steps to address the issue expediently and effectively.
Many people commence a divorce or paternity case with the impression that 50/50 timesharing/visitation automatically is in the best interest of their child. However, this premise does not take into account that each family is unique and has its own individual dynamics and circumstances. Children show the best adjustment in divorce or paternity cases where there is a cooperative co‑parenting, shared responsibility (shared decision-making) and limited conflict between the parents. Children should have substantial contact with both parents. However, this does not mean that an equal timesharing/visitation arrangement is best for all children. The focus of any parent engaged in a divorce or paternity action should be upon the quality of the relationships (both between the parents themselves and between the parents and the children and each child). Quality is not always determined by the amount of time a child spends with you as a parent. There are a number of circumstances in which 50/50 timesharing/visitation may not be in the best interest of the child. Those circumstances include, but are not limited to:
A child support order may lay out all the details (the amount owed, the frequency of payment, etc.), but what happens when those payments are not made? How is child support order enforced in the State of Florida?
Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law on March 24, 2016, the Collaborative Divorce Act.
Parental Alienation can be one of the most serious issues of divorce.
If you believe you are an alienated parented, it is important to take steps immediately to address the situation. Do not assume that the problem will go away on its own. In some cases, the alienation can gradually worsen until the child is completely out of the parent’s life. To prevent this from happening, consider the following recommendations:
On March 24, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed into law Florida's Collaborative Divorce Act.
Collaborative divorce is a less adversarial, less expensive and more private way for individuals to obtain a divorce in the state of Florida. Each party in a collaborative divorce retains the services of a specially trained attorney.
Divorce can be an economically challenging life transition. But, whether you're divorced or not, single or married, people are always trying to find ways to trim their budget and save money. The following are some ways that you can tighten your budget and save money at the same time:
- Donate or sell unused items. Every year you should go through your closets and your belongings and determine what things you have not really used during the past few months or year. You will always find a number of items in your house or in your wardrobe that are no longer needed. It may include clothing you are no longer using, unneeded furniture, if you're downsizing, unused electronics, or even jewe
Divorce is an emotionally trying and financially expensive process. When you're going through a divorce, it's not always easy to be able to distinguish the forest from the trees. A major part of controlling divorce expenses is making the right decisions at the beginning of the case. You can control your divorce financially or your divorce can control your finances. Even though your attorney and his staff are more knowledgeable and experienced in the area of divorce, there are many things that you can do to keep down the expense of this very important process in your life. They include:
Making your child’s birthday a special day for them can be challenging when you are a divorced parent. Thinking ahead and doing some strategic planning often helps couples get through the situation without sacrificing their child’s happiness.