Tag Archives: temporary child custody

Sample Florida Child Custody Schedules

In each Florida family law case (such as divorce or paternity) that involves the custody of a child, Florida law requires that a parenting plan be established.  One of the most important elements of a parenting plan is the child custody … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborative Divorce, Family Law Explanation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Florida Child Custody, Military Service, and Grandparents’ Rights

If a parent who is the subject of a Florida child custody order is activated, deployed, or temporarily assigned to military service, that military parent may be able to designate the child’s grandparents to care for the child in his … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law Explanation, Florida Statutes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Is A Florida Parenting Plan?

Any Florida parent who is going through a divorce with children or otherwise dealing with child custody issues will need to have a parenting plan.  A parenting plan is document that is either agreed upon by the parents or created … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborative Divorce, Family Law Explanation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Private Child Custody Proceedings: Florida Collaborative Practice

When people are seeking to gain child custody rights in Florida – whether through divorce, paternity, establishment of parenting plan, grandparent custody, or other proceedings – the first step they usually take is file a petition with the Clerk of … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborative Divorce, Family Law Explanation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Treatment of Children in Hillsborough County Family Law Cases

When a person files for divorce (or other family law action involving children) in Tampa, he or she will be provided with a temporary standing order which outlines how he or she should treat children during the matter.  The temporary … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law Explanation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pinellas County’s Standing Notice for Family Law Cases with Minor Children

When you file a family law case in a Tampa Bay court that involves children (such as divorce, paternity, or modification of a parenting plan), you will get a standing notice or order which prescribes how parents should treat one … Continue reading

Posted in Administrative Orders, Family Law Explanation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Florida Divorce – Time to Respond to a Petition

It is important for every person who is served with a Florida petition for dissolution of marriage to respond to the petition in a timely manner. The petition, which sets out what a person wants a judge to do (such … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law Explanation, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Can I Adopt My Grandchild in Florida?

Do you have a grandchild or other close relative living with you? Do you want to ensure that you have the legal ability to make healthcare, education, and other major decisions for the child? Do you want to legally establish … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Family Law Explanation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Disparaging The Other Parent Hurts Your Child And Your Florida Child Custody Case

Rosalind Sedacca, a divorce and parenting coach and author, writes about why parents should not bash one another in front of their children: When you put down their other parent, your children are likely to interpret it as a put-down … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law Explanation, Florida Statutes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can Smoking Affect Your Child Custody Case?

As a former cigarette smoker, an article in the Washington Times regarding smoking and child custody piqued my interest. Below is an excerpt: States are increasingly factoring in cigarette smoking in making decisions about who gets custody of minor children. … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law Explanation, Family Law News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments