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Legitimate reasons for modifying visitation

Sometimes after a divorce has been finalized, a parent may become dissatisfied with the terms contained in his or her child custody agreement. As such, he or she may want to have the agreement modified. But it is important to remember that the court has its reasons for rendering its decisions regarding visitation and will only consider causes it considers legitimate as the basis for alterations. Likewise, the court is likely to reject a request that it feels is not in the best interests of the child.

Five divorce myths debunked

When contemplating a divorce, it's natural to feel confused and anxious. You are likely to turn to friends and family members for advice and information. But, unless your associates are skilled and experienced divorce lawyers, chances are good that you'll get some bad information, much like the following five prevalent myths surrounding divorce in Florida.

Young parents need every dollar provided by child support

While it has always been expensive to raise a child, today's young parents have a historically tough row to hoe. As wages have stagnated for years, the prices for basic amenities have continued to climb. And parents who are part of the so-called "millennial generation" are among those hardest hit by the challenging economic trends.

What steps can make co-parenting more effective?

If you are a parent who is in the process of divorcing your spouse, you have many details to work out before you sign the official decree. And of course, many of your most pressing issues will involve your children. It is almost certain that both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse want what is best for the children. But sometimes emotions or resentments can lead a couple to act out in ways that are detrimental rather than helpful to the situation at hand.

Fathers are vital in the lives of teenage sons

Far too often, a father's role in his child's life is not given its due. And if you are a divorcing father, you may not even be aware of the valuable contributions you make to the health, happiness and development of your child. But when it comes time to craft a parenting agreement, you want to carefully consider both your child's and your own needs. And if you have a teenage son, your presence in his life is especially vital.

What can I do to form a bond with my grandchild?

Perhaps no one has a clearer perspective of time than a grandparent. After all, grandparents have seen their own children grow into adulthood in what may seem like the blink of an eye. And if you have grandchildren, you likely want to get the most out of the time that you now have to spend with them.

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