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Child Custody Archives

The 4 elements of a parenting plan

As you plan your Florida divorce with minor children involved, one thing you will need to accomplish is a written parenting plan. This plan will outline such things as parental responsibilities, scheduling and decision-making to create as smooth and cooperative a transition as possible for your children. The best plans will have these four elements, though your individual circumstances may require others.

What exactly does "best interests of the child" mean?

Child custody is one of the most contentious issues involved in any divorce. Who will get custody? If I'm the father, will I get to see my kids? Who will have a say in how the child is raised? What if I believe the child is in a dangerous environment?

Paternity and the older father

It not unusual for men to have children later in life or to have them in an unmarried relationship. People who have gone through one divorce may be reluctant to marry a second time. However, that does not mean that men do not want to have children with their new partner.

Virtual visitation in Florida

Florida, along with several other states, has enacted laws regarding virtual visitation. Virtual visitation allows non-custodial parents to use electronic forms of communication, including video conferencing and instant messaging, to maintain a relationship with their children.