Family Law Blog

Why You Need a Holiday Custody Schedule for Travel With Your Child

travel during holidays with your childWhen time-sharing works, it can help create a nurturing environment for your children that is necessary after a divorce.

But if you don’t have a specific schedule or itinerary for travel during holidays with your child, you can run into trouble.

During the holidays, emotions tend to run higher when both parents want to spend as much quality time as possible with their child, and if there is no schedule in place, conflict is inevitable.

It is important to understand that planning your holiday travel schedule with your child during the divorce process is an effective way to avoid future problems. read more

Ground Rules for Living Together While Separated or Divorcing

Ground Rules for Living Together While Separating or DivorcingObtaining separate residences during a divorce is not always an option.  Sometimes, a married couple needs to wait until the house sells. Other times, they have to wait for changes to other financial challenges.  Hopefully, the terms of the divorce are amicable enough to last another few months under the same roof.  If you are considering living with your soon-to-be ex-spouse during a divorce, then this list will help you.  We’ve included a few ground rules for living together while separated or divorcing for the potentially uncomfortable situation. read more

What Is a Motion for Temporary Custody?

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Conflicts in family court can take a long time to resolve. Unfortunately, people usually do not have a long time to wait for resolution. A motion for temporary custody is a legal request of a parent to have physical and legal custody of his or her child.

What Is a Motion for Temporary Relief?

A motion for temporary relief is an order by a judge that provides temporary resolution to a major issue. It is often used by people involved in the following cases:

  • Child custody/time-sharing
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Marital asset distribution

Know that these orders only remain in effect until the formal case is complete. If you are interested in filing a motion for temporary relief in Florida, contact our West Palm Beach family law attorney. read more

Baby Boomers and Divorce Rates: A Surprising New Trend

Baby Boomers and divorce is not typical when you think of divorcing couples.  Although many people look at older couples as being far more stable than the younger set, this isn’t always the case. In fact, married individuals who are over 50 are getting divorced at a much greater rate. This can leave many people wondering more about baby boomers and divorce and its many impacts.

How Common is “Grey Divorce?”

In 1990, it was estimated that only 10 percent of couples that were going through a divorce were 50 years old or older. This number has increased significantly over the last 20 years and Baby Boomer divorce doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. read more

The Different Types of Divorce in Florida

We Explain Your Possible Divorce Options in Florida

Picture of two people amicable divorceDivorce can be a stressful process. For many couples who decide to divorce, the future may seem uncertain and your options unclear. However, speaking with a divorce attorney beforehand can help provide some clarity. For instance, you could learn more about the different types of divorce in Florida. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your divorce, you may have a couple of options. Some couples may split on amicable terms while others contest each issue surrounding their divorce.

Below, our West Palm Beach divorce lawyer discusses the different types of divorce in Florida. Contact us if you have any questions about divorce in our state. read more

Caring For a Special Needs Child During a Divorce

Our West Palm Beach Divorce Lawyer Explains

Going through a divorce can be difficult for some families. For many families with children, it can be difficult to part ways. This is especially true for families who have a special need’s child, who may have a more difficult time dealing with the separation. If your child has special needs, then negotiations over parental responsibility, child support and property division may be more difficult to negotiate. In some cases, children with special needs require much more extensive medical, educational and personalized care. Florida courts take the best interests of children into account when deciding on divorce agreements. read more

Reasons to Relocate Children During a Florida Divorce

Our West Palm Beach Divorce Lawyer Explains Relocation During Divorce

Recent blogs answered common questions about Florida time-sharing laws during a divorce. Much more can be said about how child custody, called parental responsibility in Florida, works during a divorce case, as there are many types of issues that may arise. One common issue involves relocating children during the divorce. There are a handful of reasons why Florida divorce courts may approve a relocation request.

What Is Child Relocation?

In a Florida divorce, child relocation occurs when one parent moves 50 miles or more from his or her current residence for 60 or more days. Relocations are not temporary, such as traveling to another state for medical care or vacation. These are long-term moves that often entail permanently moving to a new state for another job, romantic partner or personal reason. However, not all relocation requests involve moving out of state. read more

Can Child Time-Sharing Arrangements Change?

Our West Palm Beach Divorce Lawyer Explains Child Custody in Florida

Co-Parenting after DivorceChild custody, or time-sharing under Florida law, is often a point of contention in divorces. Parents may struggle to agree on an equitable time-sharing plan. In Florida, courts may create a custody plan if parents cannot come to an agreement. Depending on the circumstances, one parent may receive more time with their children than the other parent. There are different types of time-sharing arrangements in Florida, including majority time-sharing, equal time-sharing and supervised time-sharing. read more

Understanding Child Time-Sharing in a Florida Divorce

Our West Palm Beach Divorce Lawyer Answers Common Questions About Florida Time-Sharing

Photo of the Pros and Cons of Collaborative DivorceSome divorces are emotional and contentious, especially divorces that involve children. Parents may fight over child support and child custody. When parents cannot agree on a time-sharing plan, it may be necessary for a divorce court to have a role in creating the plan. The time-sharing schedule, or parenting plan, can be evenly split. However, courts may sometimes grant one parent more time with a child than the other parent.

In Florida, parents have shared responsibility raising the children unless not permitted by the circumstances. Florida courts take the child’s best interest into account when deciding on child time-sharing arrangements. read more

How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida?

Our Florida Divorce Lawyer Explains

Picture of concept of divorce and property divisionDivorce cases vary by length and cost. Some cases may resolve quickly while others may drag on for many months. How long a divorce takes depends on the circumstances. However, contested divorces generally take longer. This is because both parties involved can have major disagreements over the terms of the divorce. As a result, there may be more legal matters involved with the case.

Below, our Florida divorce lawyer discusses some of the most common reasons for increasing the time it takes to complete a divorce. read more