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Posts tagged "child custody"

What is a loyalty conflict?

Loyalty, particularly to one's parents and family, is usually a valuable quality for a child in Florida to have. However, if you are divorcing your child's other parent and the split is particularly contentious, your child could experience a psychological phenomenon called loyalty conflict. According to Psychiatric Times, some children end up resolving their inner conflict in a way that is unhealthy, both to themselves and their relationships with parents. 

What is a parenting plan?

As a Florida couple who is divorcing with children, you will have more to deal with than childless couples do. It's therefor important for you and your attorney to understand the changes in child custody laws and how it is handled in the state. We at the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., can do just that.

Case presented to Court to define embryos as people or property

Child custody matters in Pomano Beach can in general already be complicated; throw the advancements made in reproductive medicine into the mix and one could have the makings of an entirely new facet of family law. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of cases arguing for the rights of unused embryos harvested for the purpose of in-vitro fertilization. Many of these involve the argument as to whether or not these embryos should be considered children with a right to life or rather as marital property. 

Erratic schedules and child custody

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.

What matters can you address in a parenting plan?

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.

Mental illness and child custody

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).

How can I avoid mistakes during my custody case?

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.

How Florida determines “the best interests of the child”

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.