Halloween is right around the corner, and your kids are probably excited. However, if it's your first Halloween after getting a divorce, you may have some questions about how it will be different. Especially if the other parent was the one who always organized Halloween fun, it's likely you're wondering what to do.
Child custody disputes are generally resolved one of three different ways: the parents may work out a parenting plan among themselves, they may have an attorney or mediator step in to help them resolve their differences or when negotiations break down, they let a judge decide. In the case of the latter, the judge's responsibility is to make a decision that is in the best interest of the child.
Many couples will repeatedly try to save their marriage before ultimately deciding to divorce. This is particularly true of couples who have kids.
A new trend is emerging when it comes to how non-custodial parents are going about petitioning for custody of their children. One parent may initially agree to allow the other to retain sole custody of the child, only to use what seemed to be a voluntary relinquishment against the custodial parent to later deprive him or her of his or her rights.
When it comes to child custody, in recent years, the concept has come to be known in Florida as "parental responsibility" instead. It's under Florida Statute 61.046 that family judges are authorized to make decisions as to whether one parent should be granted sole responsibility for his or her child or if that right should be shared between both.
When custodial parents choose to relocate with their children, it can greatly disrupt their child custody situations. More commonly than not, the noncustodial parent may object to the relocation on the grounds that the long distance relationship between parent and child will create an unnecessary rift between the two.
In the state of Florida, all parents who wish to share custody or enjoy visitation with their child are required to draft a Parenting Plan. This declaration, known as Family Law Form 12.995(a) was approved by the Florida Supreme Court in November of 2015.
We recently discussed what might happen if you are pregnant while you are going through a divorce. That is only one of the things that we can help you with in regards to child custody.
When you found out that you were expecting, you probably never expected that it would end with you going through the pregnancy, labor, delivery and child rearing without your spouse. The divorce papers might have hit you as a big shock.
We recently discussed how co-parenting is something that is often possible when parents go through a divorce. This is one type of child custody arrangement that is suitable for some people; however, this isn't the only option that there is. Other arrangements include sole custody and joint custody.