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Don't forget these details in your Florida parenting plan

When you have a child and decide to get divorced, one of the first things that you need to do is to sit down with your ex to come up with a parenting plan. It will essentially serve as the roadmap for how you and your ex agree to raise your kids. You should champion what's in the best interest of your child, both now and in the future when drafting it. There are some common elements that your parenting plan should contain if you wish to have a Florida family law judge ultimately sign off on it.

How does my move out of the family home affect my custody case?

Marriages, just like most types of relationships, are all about compromise. It's not uncommon for some spouses to simply pick up and leave the family home to distance themselves from the conflict. They often leave their kids behind with their other parent in the process. It's only when they attempt to broker a custody agreement with them that they realize that it wasn't a wise idea to leave the family home abruptly.

Co-parenting apps minimize courtroom custody battles

In recent years, child psychologists have continued to research the impact that divorce has on children. Their conclusions have led many judges to adopt evolving parenting time strategies. Many of them now consider it to be in the best interests of children if they spend equal time with both parents.

Why should I use a safe center to exchange custody of my kids?

In recent years, an increasing number of safety centers have popped up across Florida where parents can exchange their kids during custody changeovers or meet with buyers to give them the products that they purchased online. While many moms and dads who have fallen victim to domestic violence at their ex's hands use them because it makes them feel safer, some say that they give parents a false sense of security.

How can I deal with my ex's new spouse when we disagree?

It's a common concern that divorced couples with kids face. Spouses plagued with a poor ability to communicate with one other split up. Soon after their divorces are finalized, they get involved in other relationships and get married. Soon thereafter, you're not just dealing with your ex anymore, but their new partner as well. You may be wondering how to best navigate this whole dynamic.

How nesting impacts your children after divorce

Nesting is a unique custody arrangement where you and your ex take turns living with your children. The kids themselves never have to move to a different home. If you and your spouse owned the house together when you were married, you may just keep it after the divorce and let the kids stay there.

Do parents with joint custody get child support?

Like many other states in the country, family law judges in Florida are increasingly deciding to award joint custody to both parents as opposed to just one. Research that shows that children tend to be more well-adjusted when they split their time equally between both parents' homes has motivated them to do this. This latest trend has made many wonder what happens with child support when parents share joint custody.

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