Child Custody Archives

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.

Holiday planning is a key element of your parenting plan

The holiday season can be both a joyous and complicated time for all parents. But if you are a parent who is going through a divorce, the holiday season can present a variety of complications. Typically, both parents want to have lots of time with their children, but unless they are able to totally table their differences so the entire family can be together, they will have to share.

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