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Considerations for co-parenting and child custody

For divorcing couples who have kids, child custody can be a divisive issue. In the ideal case, the couple will work together to figure out how they can co-parent their children without involving attorneys or courts. In many Florida cases, though, the parents disagree as to the right custody arrangement. Parents who anticipate a custody battle can protect their rights by keeping a few important things in mind.

A court's guidelines for determining child custody

Florida parents who are either divorced or going through a separation may wonder how the court will evaluate their homes during the custody determination process. Courts tend to follow a specific set of rules, but their decisions vary depending on the state and judge. However, being prepared for how they will likely evaluate a home can make it easier to secure adjustments that will lead to a favorable outcome.

Parallel parenting in high-conflict situations after divorce

Most Florida parents who are getting a divorce agree that it's important to focus on the best interests of the children. However, there may be so much conflict between the former spouses that they are not capable of co-parenting. Furthermore, they might be concerned about their children witnessing a lot of arguments. Studies show that this type of conflict can be especially damaging on kids.

Getting back child custody

Losing custody of children can be very difficult for Florida parents. However, the loss of custody doesn't have to last forever. There are certain steps parents can take to regain their custody rights.

Tips for co-parenting this school year

One of the best times to revisit your co-parenting arrangement is now, just before you children go back to school. Starting or returning to school can be stressful for children. It is especially important to maintain a harmonious relationship with your ex during this time. Reviewing and updating your co-parenting arrangement can make everyone's life much easier.

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