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Child custody and relocation in Florida

Moving is a part of life. With mobility enjoyed by many in today's world, new opportunities emerge, both for individuals' personal and professional lives. Generally speaking, moving is only challenging on a financial and emotional front. Especially when an individual has lived in one place for a significant period of time. Yet, when relocation involves a child of divorced parents, then the matter can evolve into a legal battle.

Preparing Floridians to confront child custody disputes

As we discussed previously on this blog, child custody and visitation determinations are made based on what supports the best interests of the child in question. This best interests standard can be comprised of many components, which leaves it ripe for legal argument. For example, considerations regarding which parent is better suited to support a child's educational and developmental needs, as well as which parent can sustain a nurturing relationship with the child, are relatively subjective. This means that those Floridians who find themselves amidst a child custody dispute need to ensure that they are crafting compelling legal arguments that support their side of the argument.

Understanding Florida child custody basics

Child custody can be a highly-charged topic during divorce and grow contentious as intense emotions may be involved in the process. As a result, it can be helpful for parents and families to understand how the family law process in Florida works and defines child custody which can help parents know what to expect and arrive at a child custody arrangement and outcome that is in the best interests of the child and benefits the family.

How is child custody determined in Florida?

Because of the understandable concerns child custody creates during the divorce process, divorcing couples may have concerns related to child custody and how it is determined in the event of a divorce or in other circumstances. In general, child custody decisions in Florida are based on what is in the best interests of the child.

Hollywood's "Ben and Jen" show signs of amicable custody battle

For parents, making the decision to divorce can be difficult. Many Orlando parents cite their decision to stay together being due to the kids. While this may be best in some instances, unhealthy marriages may negatively affect children. Wherever you and your spouse are at in the divorce process, it can be positive to see couples that seem to be divorcing amicably.

Co-parenting after a divorce

When it comes to sharing child custody, or going through any child custody process, a positive attitude can help a lot. When developing a parenting plan, it's important for both parents to put the focus on the best interests of the child, even while the parents are planning to live otherwise separate lives.

Rockstar and famous actress in child support and custody tussle

Once approved by a family court judge, a parenting plan is a legally binding agreement. This means that both parents have a legal responsibility to adhere to its terms. And if for some reason one of the parents wants to have the agreement modified, then he or she will have to again get approval from a judge. But doing so is not always a simple matter, especially if the other parent is against making any changes to the plan's terms.

5 considerations for fathers in child custody cases

Fighting for your children is something that most fathers will do without batting an eye. This is often the case when a father is going through a child custody battle. Before you embark on the fight, you must understand some basic points about child custody so you can put that knowledge to use as you endeavor to secure the fairest share in raising your children.

Preparation can lead to success during child custody mediation

A large portion of success in any endeavor can be attributed to preparation. So if you are a divorcing parent who is worried about your impending child custody mediation, you may want to focus your efforts on getting ready for your next meeting.

Pitt and Jolie set aside custody issues for holiday gathering

One of the more compelling celebrity stories of 2016 is that of Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's very public divorce. And child custody issues are a key component of the drama which included allegations of child abuse leveled against Mr. Pitt. Although Mr. Pitt was cleared of these charges, he currently is only allowed to visit the couple's six children with a therapist present.

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