Category Archives: Visitation Rights
4 Tips For Long Distance Co-Parenting
While it may be ideal for divorcing parents to continue to live close to each other for the child’s sake, doing so is not always possible. Fortunately, parents who are committed to their children can successfully co-parent, even from different states, if they focus on a few important goals. Co-parenting across state lines can,… Read More »
Preparing For Future Events In Your Parenting Plan
It is important for families, when creating a parenting plan, to remember to focus on what would currently be in a child’s best interests. For instance, parents are discouraged from making plans based on things that might happen in the future, but to focus on their present circumstances. There are, however, exceptions to this… Read More »
Parenting Time Interference
Couples with children who decide to dissolve their marriages are required to come up with a parenting plan that details how parenting time will be allocated between them before their divorce can be finalized. These arrangements are intended to ensure that children have ongoing and meaningful contact with both of their parents even after… Read More »
Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?
Up until a few years ago, it was almost impossible for grandparents to obtain visitation of their grandchildren if the child’s parents were divorced. In 2015, however, the Florida Legislature passed a law that specifically provides for grandparent visitation in certain situations. Unfortunately, despite the enactment of these changes, it is still an uphill… Read More »
Criminal Convictions and Visitation Rights
A family’s situation changes over time, even after divorce, so it is not uncommon for custody arrangements to go through some modifications as well. In many cases, these modifications are made by the parties themselves because one of the parents got a new job in a different city or one of the party’s financial… Read More »
Holiday Visitation Schedules
For many people, the holidays are about spending time with loved ones and celebrating family traditions. As joyful as these times can be, they also involve a substantial amount of stress, especially for parents who share custody of their children. However, by making efforts to plan a schedule ahead of time, families may be… Read More »
What Is Supervised Visitation?
While family courts are generally in favor of ensuring that both parents have regular access to their children following a divorce, frequent contact with one of the parties is not always in the child’s best interests. If, for example, one of a child’s parents had a history of domestic violence or neglect, courts would… Read More »
Virtual Visitation in Florida
As technology becomes ever more advanced, the ways in which we are able to communicate with each other constantly change. In Florida, child custody laws have begun to reflect these changes. For instance, Florida is one of the few states to pass legislation that allows family law courts to order virtual visitation, in which… Read More »
Do Siblings Have Visitation Rights?
Sibling visitation rights are a tricky subject because while courts emphasize that the best interests of the child is what matters most, siblings do not have constitutionally-protected parental rights (because they aren’t parents); thus, any sibling that is seeking visitation rights with other siblings against the wishes of one or both parents is a… Read More »
Florida’s New Grandparent Visitation Law
A child and his or her parents are not always the only people affected by a divorce. Grandparents may also find that their rights have changed with respect to seeing their grandchild. In general, Florida courts prefer that families set up their own visitation plans. However, if there is discord and disagreement about these… Read More »