For most couples with children, a divorce only signals the end of the marriage, not the end of their parental responsibilities. All Florida divorces involving children will consider factors between the parents based on the children's best interests. This includes child custody arrangements, alimony and child support payments.
A divorce between two spouses without children can be a battle. However, when children are involved, a divorce can become an all-out war. The family law courts in Florida are concerned about one thing in a child custody dispute and that is the best interest of the children. When he or she sees fit, the judge can order that one parent has sole custody of the children.
A Florida woman who allegedly kidnapped her child in May is facing federal criminal charges in connection with the incident. The 22-year-old woman apparently absconded with the 2-year-old girl in order to avoid vaccinating the youngster. The abduction reportedly occurred after the girl's father had dropped her off with her mother for a court-ordered visitation. The woman is accused of transporting her child across state lines in an effort to avoid prosecution in Florida.
You've heard the ones about the three little pigs, Goldilocks and the tortoise and the hare. Chances are, though, that those are not the only fairy tales and myths you have encountered in your life -- what about those surrounding your Florida divorce? Misconceptions abound for couples who are looking to dissolve their marriage, especially where child custody proceedings are concerned. Get ready to challenge some of your inaccurate beliefs about child custody negotiations.
Spring: The time when a young person's thoughts turn to baseball -- and child custody issues? Although Florida children may not be entirely tuned in to their own visitation schedule with their parents, it is critical to make these decisions before summertime arrives. Child custody experts say that April is the perfect time to start thinking about summer visitation and physical custody plans.
"Parental responsibility" and "time sharing" are terms frequently used in Florida to convey a sense of common parenting unity and involvement in children's lives following divorce.
Time sharing, parenting plans, meaningful access: These are of equal importance to caring parents involved in the divorce process, regardless of gender. Loving parents -- both moms and dads -- will want to ensure that they foster a strong, close and continuing relationship with their children, whether they have physical custody as the primary caregiver or seek meaningful access as the non-custodial parent.