Do I need a Child Custody/Timesharing Lawyer?

From a legal perspective, parents are not required to have a lawyer for Florida child timesharing (visitation) matters. However, there are advantages to utilizing a board certified family law attorney when dealing with these issues.

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8 Co-Parenting Tips for When Your Children Are Back in School

Kids in South Florida have now returned to school and it's time to face the music.  If you're separated, in the middle of a divorce, or are already divorced, you may not care very much for co-parenting with your ex-spouse.  However, you know that your children need you to put aside your animosity in order to make their school year a success.

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Getting Children to Listen After Divorce

As local parents ourselves in the West Palm Beach area, we understand that parenting children is never easy. Problems of parenthood are compounded when you add the stress and emotional upset of a divorce or separation. Nevertheless, there are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that your children hear your instructions and will be more likely to follow them the first time you speak them to them. Those suggestions include:

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Fun Ways to Interact With Your Teen During Your Divorce

This is the period of time in your child’s life where they want to spend more time with their peers than with you; they are asserting their independence and attempt to push away from any interactions with their parents; and sometimes they’re just plain ornery. Nevertheless, here are some suggested activities that you can offer to your teen, which will promote your older child’s continued interaction with their family and a better relationship with you. 

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Navigating Timesharing Custody Battles in Divorce

In bitter divorces, the struggle for timesharing/custody can often turn ugly. When arming yourself for these potentially contentious battles in divorce, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of success on the battlefield. 

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3 Tips When Traveling with Kids After Divorce

 

You’re checking off all the items necessary to create an unforgettable vacation for you and your children. While this trip provides you the opportunity to create new memories post-divorce, it is important that the divorce itself is still part of your planning consideration. 

Your timesharing, or child custody/visitation order may have specific guidelines and details related to what you can and cannot do when traveling with your children. Understanding these in advance will help you plan and enjoy a stress-free trip. Also, how you communicate with your ex-spouse regarding the vacation may have an impact on your ongoing post-divorce relationship. 

So before you throw sunscreen in a bag and run out the door, consider these three items related to traveling with kids after divorce:  

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Is a 50/50 Time-Sharing or Visitation Schedule Good for a Child?

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.

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Coparenting and Birthdays During and After Your Divorce

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.

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How to Co-Exist When Your College Student Comes Home for the Holidays

The end-of-the year holidays are upon us again. Many parents will be anticipating the return of their college students. The young child that had left some months ago is now returning home as a young adult transformed by their experiences in college.

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What Happens to Stepparents and Stepchildren After a Divorce?

While stepchildren may not be yours biologically, that does not mean that the bond between you isn’t important. In some cases, the relationship between stepparents and their children can be very strong. And when divorce enters the picture, it can bring a cloud of uncertainly as to what will happen with their stepchildren after a divorce. What legal rights and/or obligations does a stepparent have in terms of visitation and financial obligation in a Florida divorce?

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What to do when your ex begins badmouthing you to your kids