Tag Archives: Shared Parental Responsibility
What to Do When Your Child Does Not Want to See His or Her Other Parent
As a parent, it is never easy to share custody of a child, and it never gets any easier to send the child back to their other parent’s home when it is his or her time for visitation. However, when a child turns to their mother or father at the time of pickup or… Read More »
Signs that Your Child is Being Emotionally Abused
Despite the lack of bruises and fractures, emotional abuse is a very real and very serious type of child abuse, and unfortunately, it occurs all the time in families. Even in families in which the parents want nothing but the best for their children, emotional and psychological harm can happen. Stress, lack of parenting… Read More »
Forensics and the Best Interests of the Child
In the state of Florida, courts place children and form parenting plans for divorced or separated parents based on the “best interests of the child” standard. There are several factors courts use to investigate what these interests are and how they will best be served. One newer method is to consult a forensic expert… Read More »
Parenting through Divorce
Divorce can certainly throw a wrench into parenting, particularly if the divorce is particularly contentious or complicated. For many divorcing parents, settling property disputes, drafting an agreement, and going to court can seem like the most logical priorities because they obviously involve the parties’ legal interests. But it would be a mistake for divorcing… Read More »
What are the “Best Interests of the Child” – and Who Decides?
In child custody cases, courts typically rely on the notion of “the best interests of the child,” sometimes known as the best interests standard. But what are a child’s best interests, and who gets to decide how they will be met? The short answer is that judges make decisions in divorce cases based on… Read More »
Tips for a Successful Co-Parenting Relationship
The case of the Florida mother who went into hiding with her four-year-old son rather than allow him to be circumcised ended in May when, after being arrested and jailed, she signed a consent form authorizing the procedure. As part of his ruling the judge advised the parents to talk out their differences in… Read More »
Right of First Refusal in Boca Raton Child Custody Cases
What is one thing all Boca Raton parenting plans have in common? Each parent is guaranteed to spend less time with the children. But what if there were a way to make up for some of that lost time – say, when the custodial parent has to go out of town for work, or… Read More »
When Parents Disagree, Who Decides?
The case of a Florida mother who went into hiding to prevent her four-year-old son’s circumcision is headed to federal court. The case raises the question of who decides when parents, operating under a shared parenting plan, disagree on what is, and is not, in their child’s best interests. Shared Decision Making under a… Read More »
Domestic Violence and Child Custody: Is the Abuser Entitled to Custody?
Child custody cases are often contentious affairs, with neither parent wanting to relinquish precious time with their child. But if there is a history of domestic violence between you and your child’s other parent, the desire to be awarded sole custody of your child has more to do with just time – it has… Read More »