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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Custody


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 »


Parallel Parenting After Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While some parents who decide not to remain in a romantic relationship are able to remain friends after their separation, or are at least able to maintain an amicable relationship for the sake of their children, doing so is not possible for everyone. Fortunately, there are ways to work around a less-than-friendly relationship with… Read More »


Child Custody Mediation Checklist

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many divorcing couples are able to avoid litigation by going through the mediation process. In fact, in Florida most couples are required to at last attempt mediation before they can take their case to trial. This is an especially important option for parents, whose children could suffer from a long, drawn-out legal battle. There… Read More »


The Importance Of Facilitating A Relationship Between Your Child And A Co-Parent

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Ending romantic relationships is almost always difficult, but ending a relationship with someone with whom you share a child can be even more complicated. In fact, it may be more accurate to say that someone doesn’t actually end a relationship with a co-parent. Instead, the nature of that relationship will change from being a… Read More »


How Do Courts Determine Parental Responsibility?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When a married couple has children and decides to divorce, they must establish a custody order with the courts before that dissolution can be finalized. This requires the parents, or a judge, to come up with a plan in which the two parties share not only physical time with their child, but also decision… Read More »

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