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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Custody


Long-Distance Parenting Requires A Communication Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It’s not always possible for two divorced parents to live near each other. Work, poor health, or other family relationships could leave two parents forced to engage in long-distance parenting. Fortunately, it’s easier now than it has ever been to stay connected to and in regular communication with a child, even when a parent… Read More »


What Is Shared Parental Responsibility?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, lawmakers started moving away from terms like “custody” a few years ago, instead opting for the assignment of parenting time and parental responsibility. While the former refers to the time that children actually spend with each parent, the latter involves how decision-making responsibility for a child will be shared by his or… Read More »


What To Know About Parenting Coordination In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Divorce can be emotionally grueling for the parties involved, especially for a couple’s children, who may not fully grasp how and why their lives are about to change. Because it is not possible to fully shelter children from custody and parenting time issues, Florida lawmakers instituted a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) called… Read More »


When Can A Co-Parent See Your Child’s Medical Records?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Under Florida law, both of a child’s parents have the legal right to access information and records related to that child. This includes the right to look at medical and school records and to speak with a child’s doctor or teacher about the child’s well-being or development. The only way to keep another parent… Read More »


Could A Change In My Schedule Justify A Parenting Plan Modification?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It’s not uncommon for parents to experience a change in their work or personal schedules that necessitates a modification in their custody arrangements. In fact, this happens all the time, especially as children grow and their own needs change. At the end of the day, whether a judge will permit a family to make… Read More »


Tips For Developing A Parenting Plan For A Toddler

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Co-parenting a toddler after divorce comes with its own set of specific challenges, but it is worth it for parents to contend with these challenges so that they can be fully involved with raising their child. This is especially important when a child is in his or her toddler years, as children undergo rapid… Read More »


Florida Child Custody Basics

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When a married couple who shares children decide to divorce, coming up with a parenting plan will be one of their top priorities. These plans will dictate who cares for the children on which days and how the parents will share decision making responsibility. Coming up with these plans is not, however, always easy,… Read More »


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 »

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