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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Custody


What To Do If A Co-Parent Isn’t Following The Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parenting plans are court orders, which means that the parties involved are required to abide by their terms. While many parents are careful to comply with their custody schedules, many fail to do so, which can be upsetting for the children and put their co-parents in a tough spot. There are, however, a few… Read More »


Tips For Resolving Your Custody Dispute Amicably

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Deciding to end a marriage is challenging enough, but the situation can become even more complex when a couple shares children, especially if both parents are unwilling to give up time with their children. We’ve included a few tips that could help you and your co-parent the best chance of resolving your disagreement amicably…. Read More »


Awarding Sole Parental Responsibility In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, custody arrangements are divided into two parts: parenting time and parental responsibility. The former refers to how much time each parent spends with the child according to a particular schedule, while the latter, which is traditionally called legal custody, refers to how parents share responsibility for making child-related decisions. With both types… Read More »


Modifying Your Custody Agreement Doesn’t Require A Court Battle

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Once two parents have their parenting plans approved by the court, their focus will shift from setting the terms of that agreement to the daily practice of co-parenting. However, it is likely that at some point, a family’s circumstances will change, necessitating a modification of the original agreement. The good news is that a… Read More »


Packing For Your Child Custody Transfers

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who have decided to separate or divorce will need to learn to co-parent effectively, which will include helping their children adjust to living in two separate households. Besides the emotional implications of making this change, parents will also need to come up with a plan for the realities of transferring physical custody when… Read More »


Splitting Your Child’s Educational Expenses After Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When parents divorce, they must not only learn how to co-parent, but how to best manage their child’s expenses, including educational costs. While it is true that many childcare-related expenses are covered by child support, significant expenses related to a child’s education often fall outside the scope of these payments, meaning that the parents… Read More »


Florida Couples May Need To Attend A Parenting Course Prior To Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, most couples with minor children who decide to get divorced must complete a parenting class before that divorce can be finalized. Intended to help educate and assist parents in minimizing the emotional impact that divorce can have on children, this course, which is known as the Parent Education and Family Stabilization class,… Read More »


Designating Pick-Up And Drop-Off Responsibilities In Your Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Before a family law judge finalizes a divorce where a couple share children, the parents of those children will be required to submit a parenting plan to the court. This plan details how parenting time will be divided between the parties, as well as how parents will share decision-making responsibility about things like religion,… Read More »


How Your Children Could Benefit From Co-Parenting

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Even after a couple divorces, it is possible for them to continue to successfully co-parent a child together. Doing so will require the creation of a detailed and clear parenting plan, as well as dedication on the parts of both parents, but when successful, can have positive repercussions for the parties’ children for years… Read More »


Standard Parenting Plans

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Co-parenting often proves to be a challenge for divorcing parents, with many couples disagreeing on issues related to custody and child support. However, a couple won’t be able to finalize their divorce until these issues have been resolved through the drafting of a parenting plan. While Florida family law courts do provide parents with… Read More »

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