Posts tagged "best interests of the child"

The issue of breastfeeding in child custody cases

It is important for children to have a healthy relationship with their parents. Particularly in the early stages of a child's development, a strong parent-child bond is important. Even though parents in Florida who are no longer together may disagree with how much time a child should spend with the other parent, generally, it is in the best interest of the child to spend time with each parent. But, what if a visitation schedule interferes with a child's nutritional needs, and is not in the child's best interest? Should it still be enforced?

Parenting tips for parents in child custody disputes

The reality of the end of an Orlando marriage with children is that the children and parents will likely not get to spend the same amount of time they did with each other prior to divorce. Despite differences between parents, it is important for parents to keep the best interest of their child in mind, and try to work out a reasonable and fair parenting plan or visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent.

In custody cases, courts focus on child's best interests

Divorces rarely bring out the best in people and often the individuals who suffer the most during the process are the children of the separating couple. While their parents are entrenched in a battle to sever all legal ties with each other, often children become pawns in hostile child custody disputes. While courts often have the difficult responsibility of deciding which parent should serve as the primary caregiver to the children after the divorce, circumstances do occur when neither parent is fit for such an undertaking.

Child-focused divorce helps reduce relationship conflict

Divorced or divorcing parents with children are faced with the daunting task of keeping up with and fostering a healthy relationship between the child and the non-custodial parent. Child custody issues can be a point of friction between parents till the child emancipates.

Option of mediation for parents to resolve visitation disputes

When parents divorce with children in the picture it is not easy. Emotions run high, one or both parents may feel slighted with parenting schedules and visitation plans which limit access and contact with their children. They may find the schedules inequitable and unfair and these feeling may culminate into a visitation dispute.

Gender bias has no place in child custody determinations

Divorce is never an easy process, but it can be more difficult when children are involved. In many cases, one parent or the other may feel at a disadvantage during a child custody dispute for various reasons. For example, many fathers may feel that the court system favors the mother.

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