Getting through the holidays with kids can be a big challenge as it is, but when you're sharing custody, things get a little trickier. It's lonely to spend a holiday on your own, but your child deserves the opportunity to create meaningful memories with your ex as well.
Child custody arrangements with school-aged children can be difficult. Parents have to re-arrange schedules, coordinate meetings, and be available for much more than just evenings at home. However, sometimes issues arise in the middle of the school year that requires even further changes.
We are told that SB 668 passed both houses of the Florida Legislature and will be sent to the Governor to sign. The bill makes a change to the language of Section 61.13, governing parenting and time sharing.
Often divorced parent will come to me and ask if he or she has grounds to change custody or to change the contact schedule of the children.
What are the rights of an unmarried father regarding custody? Like everything else in the law, the answer is dependent upon the facts.
When people divorce, the first question that comes up is "Who gets custody of the children?" Today in Florida, the answer is "No one gets custody." The reason for this is that Florida has done away with the legal concept of custody of children. In Florida the statute provides that there is a presumption of shared parenting. This means that although the divorce or dissolution of the marriage will end the legal relationship between the husband and wife, the legal relationship between the mother and the children and between the father and the children remains in place.