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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Custody


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 »


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 »

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