In some instances, determining child custody is very straightforward and both parents have a favorable view of the way in which custody was awarded. In other cases, deciding how to award child custody can be complicated, especially if one parent or both parents have erratic schedules. It is not uncommon for people to work demanding jobs that have unpredictable hours, and this can be true for men as well as women. If you or your child’s other parent are in this position, it is especially important to approach child custody carefully.
Co-parenting with your ex is not always easy, and at times, it can prove downright difficult. Increasingly, divorced parents across Florida are working to eliminate the potential for fights with their former partners by establishing parenting plans that establish guidelines for the co-parenting relationship.
From domestic violence to financial challenges, there are many factors that can have an impact on how custody is awarded. In this write-up, our law office will examine some of the issues surrounding mental illness and child custody. Whether you are struggling with a mental disorder or the other parent of your kids has some type of mental problem, it is important to carefully take this matter into consideration if you are in the middle of a custody dispute (or if you believe that your ex is no longer able to provide your child with the care they need).
For divorcing couples in Florida, child custody can be among the most contentious topics. As a result, many parents make serious mistakes during their cases, which can jeopardize their relationship with their kids. Avoiding these common mistakes is essential, and Live About offers the following advice on how you can do just that.
As someone who is involved, or who may soon find yourself involved, in a Florida child custody case, you may begin hearing the term, “best interests of the child,” tossed around frequently, but you may not fully understand what it means or how it may impact your custody case. At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., we understand that the “best interests of the child” often play a significant role in child custody decisions. We have helped many people facing similar circumstances understand the concept and demonstrate how certain living situations would, in fact, be in their child’s best interests.
When you file for divorce in Florida, the judge presiding over the case will issue a child custody order in the final divorce settlement. Whether you came to a parenting agreement amicably through mediation or the judge determined the custody schedule for you, you are bound to the orders presented in the settlement. The situation, however, may change through the years and your child custody arrangement may need to be altered to adapt to life circumstances. How do you know when it is time to modify your child custody agreement?
Almost everyone in Florida and elsewhere makes a New Year’s resolution at the beginning of each year. Whether your goal this year is to get fit, to become more productive or something else, there is nothing wrong with making improvements in your life. At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., we also know that it can benefit you and your loved ones to make positive goals after a divorce.
If you are a Florida parent looking forward to your post-divorce life, be aware that you cannot just pick up and leave if you decide to move somewhere else. Per Section 61.13001 of the Florida Statutes, you cannot move more than 50 miles from your current residence without court approval.
Filing for divorce is often an overwhelming and emotional process, especially when there are children involved. In some cases, the judge presiding over the case will grant sole-physical custody to the parent who provided the most care for the child during the marriage. Yet, studies show that a joint-parent situation may be more beneficial to children as they grow and develop. The study published in the Journal of Family Psychology shows that children who grow up with divorced parents fair better when they spend a significant amount of time with both their mother and father.
Now that they are in the midst of the holiday season, many Florida parents will need to decide how to divide their time with the children. Many parents may want to spend as much time as possible with their kids, so it is a good idea to have a holiday schedule.