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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Custody

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5 Things to Consider When Creating a Child Custody Schedule

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

One of the most important advantages of using mediation or arbitration during divorce is the ability of couples with children to come up with a custody schedule that best suits all of the parties’ needs, as well as their lifestyle. Although a court will still need to approve the agreement before it becomes legally… Read More »

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Emergency Custody Petitions

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although they may not be as common as other types of custody arrangements, some Florida families do require the assistance of an attorney when attempting to obtain emergency custody of a couple’s children. There are a number of different terms that can be used to describe the process of obtaining an emergency custody order,… Read More »

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Shared Parental Responsibility in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Florida couples who share children and who decide to separate or dissolve their marriages are required to submit a parenting plan to the court before a custody award or divorce will be finalized. Parenting plans govern time-sharing and the division of parental responsibility, two different, but equally important custody matters, as the former refers… Read More »

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Why You Should Consider Including Natural Disaster-Related Custody Provisions in Your Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

As Florida makes its way firmly into hurricane season, residents across the state are reassessing their emergency plans, stocking up on supplies, and boarding up their homes. Parents who share custody of their children, in addition to taking these steps, may also want to reassess their parenting plans and visitation arrangements to ensure that… Read More »

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Don’t Forget to Include These Important Details in Your Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Under Florida law, all divorcing couples who share minor children are required to create a parenting plan detailing how parenting time and decision making responsibility will be divided between the parties upon dissolution of their marriage. In fact, a divorce will only be finalized when these plans are approved by the courts, so if… Read More »

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Is Joint Custody Presumed to be Better for a Child?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Generally, Florida courts view arrangements in which divorced parents share responsibility for and time with their child as being in a child’s best interests. For this reason, most judges opt for shared custody arrangements when tasked with creating a parenting plan for a divorcing couple. However, these types of arrangements are not always in… Read More »

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Tips for Creating a Successful Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, couples with children who decide to get divorced must determine how they will divide responsibility for childcare-related decision making and parenting time. Many couples opt for a plan that allows them to co-parent, as facilitating meaningful contact between a child and both of his or her parents is usually deemed to be… Read More »

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Is a Birdnesting Arrangement Right for My Family?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While divorce is often difficult for all members of a family, children tend to have the hardest time adapting to post-divorce life. Fortunately, there are a few different ways that parents can help ease their children into the changes that a divorce entails. One of these methods is known as birdnesting and involves allowing… Read More »

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Including Virtual Visitation in Your Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Recent advancements in technology have made it easier than ever for parents to keep in contact with their children through a trend commonly known as virtual visitation. Virtual visitation involves the use of technology by non-custodial parents to speak with their children when they cannot be physically with them. Although courts have warned against… Read More »

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Can My Children Testify During My Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce for couples with children is coming up with a child custody arrangement. In many cases, the parties are able to work out a compromise and do not need court intervention, while in others, a child’s parents may ask the court to leave the issue up to… Read More »

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