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Divorced parents advised to plan for summer

Florida parents who share custody may want to finalize their plans for the summer months in spring or earlier. Experts say the preponderance of activities, social gatherings and other events that take place when school is out can make it harder for parents to schedule. Some observers even recommend that parents make use of tools like cellphone apps to track critical parenting plan details, such as visitation.

Why you should avoid making angry social media posts

Sometimes it can be difficult to go through a divorce or child custody battle. The emotional battles that may be waged often have nothing to do with anything the child. Nevertheless, when parents become frustrated in the midst of a child custody battle in Florida, it is not uncommon them to express themselves through social media. After all, with how we use social media to vent about other issues in our lives, it is not surprising that parents may rant about how the other parent is evil for making false allegations against them in order to get the upper hand in a proceeding.

Appeal of lower court's ruling filed by Sherri Shepherd

Florida fans of daytime television shows may have heard about the child custody battle waged between the former "View" host Sherrie Shepherd and her ex-husband, Lamar Sally. Ms. Shepherd was trying to get her name removed from their son's birth certificate and not be held financially responsible for him.

Managing holiday visitation schedules after divorce

Visitation decisions in Florida courts can be tough for families during the holidays. Parents may feel a sense of grief over a broken relationship, and being apart from their children may make this even more challenging. At the same time, children may struggle emotionally when they are apart from one parent in order to spend time with the other. Nonetheless, parents can work toward visitation arrangements that accommodate the children's feelings while also addressing parental interests.

Newborn taken from parents over marijuana-based drink

Florida parents may have heard that an Ohio couple who lost custody of their daughter for using a marijuana-based drink during labor was seeking to regain custody on Nov. 3. The mother stated that she used the drink to reduce her labor pain because she believed that it was safer for herself and her child than prescription medication.

Woman takes kids to reservation to avoid giving kids to dad

Florida parents may be interested to learn that, on Oct. 12, it was reported that a retired teacher fled to the Northern Cheyenne reservation with her two grandsons after a Minnesota judge determined that the children's father should have custody. The grandmother would not be under the state court's jurisdiction if she remained on the reservation.

How can a custody order affect school-related activities?

With the end of summer came the start of a new school year for many children across Florida. But even though many parents rejoice the start of a new school because they finally have some extra time to themselves while their children are in class, divorced parents are sometimes less than thrilled for this time of the year.

New act bolsters Hague convention and child custody laws

Going through a divorce can be a difficult process, especially when children are involved. Although the state of Florida has embraced the concept of co-parenting and encourages time-sharing arrangements, it's worth noting that not all states have similar laws. This can complicate custody arrangements and may even lead to disputes. But when dealing with the laws of other countries though, child custody arrangements can get even more contentious.

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