Blog Posts - Child custody
How Old Does a Child Have to be to Refuse Visitation in FL?
Child custody cases in Florida can get complicated, especially when children try to refuse to spend time with one parent or show a particular preference for time-sharing with a specific parent. In general, Florida courts will want to ensure that both parents play a role in their child’s life and...read more
Concurrent Custody in Florida
Even among caring and able parents who offer nothing but the best for their child, there comes a time in life they may seek help from a relative or another person to help take care of the child. In many cases, this may be as simple as asking a relative...read more
Will Family Courts Always Favor the Mother When Awarding Child Custody?
Are you an apprehensive father facing a custody case and worrying that the courts in Florida might favor their mother just because she is a woman? Many fathers assume that the courts are bound to grant mothers automatic primary child custody, which is called parenting and time-sharing in Florida law....read more
Steps to Modifying Time-sharing Plans in FL
It is common for a child time-sharing plan put into place years before to no longer work for you and your child. Maybe you or your child have schedule or activity changes that make the current plan impractical or impossible to follow. Perhaps you have more serious concerns for your...read more
Can Custody be Revoked for Not Wearing a Mask During the Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many unique and complicated issues for parents – especially those sharing custody of their children. When parents split up, they often will divide timesharing and parental responsibilities for their children, which means they both have the right to spend time with their child and make...read more
Can an Arrest Impact Your Custody Rights?
Florida courts make custody determinations (called time-sharing and parenting determinations under Florida law) based on what the judge finds is in the best interests of the child. Many factors should be examined and considered when making custody decisions, including the criminal history of each parent. Many parents wonder whether or...read more