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The effects of disability in women on child custody

Women with mobility disabilities in Florida may worry about custodial battles if they are no longer in a relationship with their partner. This may become even worse if the father has no disabilities as they fear the court may rule in the father’s favor because it may view him as a better caregiver.

The dirty tactic some parents use to gain custody

When fighting for custody in Florida, it is understandable that some parents may become desperate. They want to ensure they can continue to see their children. Sometimes this desperation is so strong that parents turn to underhanded tactics to either win custody or gain a child’s favor. What is this dirty tactic? Some parents brainwash their children against their ex, and what is worse is that sometimes this happens on both sides.

How can I make a solid parenting schedule?

Creating a parenting schedule can be tough for divorced couples who share custody of their kids. However, it's important that your schedule accommodates all involved, as it will be your guide when issues arise regarding scheduling and other child-rearing matters. Very Well Family offers the following tips on devising a solid parenting schedule that works. 

Seasonal affective disorder and child custody

There are countless factors to consider with respect to child custody and no two cases are identical. Many different aspects of a parent’s life could impact their ability to secure full or partial custody of their child, and the custody process (especially if a heated dispute occurs) could impact them in various ways. In this post, we will look into various issues related to seasonal affective disorder, a hurdle that many parents have to work through during the winter months, and custody.

Custody issues and the holidays

Custody disputes and issues involving which parent will be able to have the child for a particular time period can be tough at any time of the year. However, certain occasions, such as major holidays, can make these matters particularly hard. For example, you may be involved in a dispute over child custody and the stress associated with this process could put a damper on your holiday celebrations. Or, you may be unsure how custody will be divided, and which parent will be able to spend time with your child during the holidays.

How can I talk to my child about divorce?

Parents in Florida faced with divorce often find it difficult breaking the news to their kids. In this case, how you talk about your divorce can have a real affect on the emotional impact it has on your children, as well as on their relationship with you and your ex. Accordingly, offers the following tips to assist you when talking to your kids about divorcee.

Can a parent’s health affect a custody determination?

When it comes to family law, child custody can be an especially sensitive area. If you are a parent who is preparing for a custody dispute, it is pivotal to find answers to your questions and prepare yourself for what may lie ahead. For example, you should go over the different factors that are taken into consideration by courts when it comes to custody rulings which aim to protect a child’s best interests. Moreover, the laws vary from state to state, so it is crucial to be aware of various issues that could affect your case.

DUI, domestic violence and custody

Parents may work through many difficult issues when they decide to divorce, such as child support, property division and other family law matters. However, custody can be particularly tough and some people may have an especially hard time dealing with child custody matters. For example, victims of domestic violence, as well as those accused of domestic violence (even if they are innocent), can face a number of challenges when it comes to a custody dispute. Moreover, drunk driving charges and other legal issues can impact a custody case also.

Preparing for the emotional side of a custody dispute

When people split up, they may face a number of divorce-related hurdles, such as those which involve money (child support, alimony, property division, etc.). However, divorce cases can bring up especially difficult challenges for couples to work through, such as a dispute over the custody of a child. If you expect to find yourself in a difficult custody dispute, or you are already going through this right now, it is helpful to prepare for the different emotions that may arise. Moreover, if you do struggle with negative emotions during the dispute, which is not uncommon, it is essential to prevent these emotions from hurting your case.

Who pays for a child's medical expenses?

Divorcing couples in Florida have a lot to agree upon, especially if there are children involved. Not only do parents have to determine custody and parenting time, but they also need to figure out support and how the child's bills are going to be paid. A big consideration is health insurance and other medical expenses. Keeping the child's best interest in mind, parents should agree ahead of time who is responsible for what so that the child can get the best care possible without the worry of how it will be paid for.

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