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Category Archives: Child Visitation Rights


Could My Travel Schedule Affect My Child Custody Arrangement?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many people are required to travel for work. While this may not be a significant issue when a couple is married, the amount and duration of that travel can end up becoming an important concern for separated parents in terms of child custody arrangements. Having a thorough understanding of the statutory guidelines that are… Read More »


What are the Legal Consequences of Custodial Interference?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Custodial interference occurs when a non-custodial parent attempts to disrupt the custody rights of his or her child’s other parent. When these disruptions are deemed severe, the offending parent could face serious legal repercussions, including the placing of limitations on visitation. To learn more about custodial interference, including what to avoid or how to… Read More »


What Role Does a Child’s Preference Play in Florida Time-Sharing Cases?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, family law courts are directed to adhere to the best interests of the child standard when making time-sharing and child visitation determinations. One of the factors used in deciding what type of arrangement would be in a minor’s best interests is the child’s opinion on where he or she would like to… Read More »


Why You Should Consider Including a Contingency Plan in Your Parenting Arrangement

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Even the most prepared parent could fail to plan for certain eventualities when drafting a parenting plan. Few parents, for instance, were prepared for a worldwide pandemic that would result in school closures and stay-at-home orders across the country. It is possible, however, to include contingency plans in parenting agreements that can help parents… Read More »


The Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Being a divorced parent is hard enough, but those who are both divorced and serving in the military are required to grapple with particularly complex issues. Fortunately, Florida lawmakers addressed some of these difficulties by passing The Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA) last year, which allows deployed parents to file motions… Read More »


Co-Parenting Tips for the Coming School Year

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Balancing employment, with paying bills, maintaining a household, and raising a child can be challenging on its own, but attempting to co-parent with your former partner can make these situations even more difficult, especially during the school year. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that parents can take to make this process easier,… Read More »


The Ins and Outs of Child Custody Exchanges

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Couples with children who file for divorce must submit a parenting plan to the court, in which they propose a time sharing agreement. In many cases, these plans are approved if both parents’ agree to their terms and the court deems the arrangement to be in the child’s best interests. In other cases, the… Read More »


The Pros and Cons of Using Co-Parenting Apps

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although many parents try to co-parent as best as they can, doing so can be a difficult endeavor, especially following a particularly stressful, emotional, or acrimonious divorce. Negotiating a detailed parenting plan can go a long way towards eliminating some of the difficulties often faced by divorced parents, as can attending counseling or seeking… Read More »


What is Overparenting?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although many people imagine that children of divorce are given less attention from both of their parents, or enjoy a less stable environment, the reality is that it is actually quite common for divorced parents to increase their efforts towards providing a loving home and strong parental supervision for their children following the dissolution… Read More »


Filing a Petition for Grandparent Visitation

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In 2015, Florida lawmakers made significant changes to the state law that addressed grandparent visitation. Prior to the enactment of these changes, a grandparent could only petition the court for visitation rights if that child’s parents’ marriage had been dissolved, one of the parents had deserted the child, or the child’s parents were never… Read More »

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