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Custody and co-parenting in Florida

One of the biggest concerns of Florida couples considering divorce is their children and the custody and visitation arrangement that will go into effect once the divorce is final. If the parents themselves can come to a co-parenting agreement, this is the most preferable arrangement since it assures that the children will have continuing meaningful contact with both parents whom they love and trust. However, if parents cannot agree, a court will decide the custody arrangement for them.

How do you design a visitation schedule for young children?

Establishing a good visitation schedule can often be difficult, but you may encounter more challenges if your children are very young. As a Florida mom, you likely have many questions about the kind of visitation arrangement you should set up for your young children.

How relocation will affect your child custody

While most people in Florida would prefer post-marital arrangments to be completed once the judge declares them legally divorced, things can become more complicated when there are children involved. Child custody plans may be sufficient at the time of divorce, but can quickly become out-dated and incapable of handling your family's changing needs. This is especially true if jobs, relationships or other factors cause you to move away from your ex-spouse. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani can help you determine how this move will affect your child custody plan and what you can do about it.

What needs to be included in your parenting plan

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce can be determining child custody. In most cases, you will need to present a parenting plan to the judge before you can have your custody arrangement approved. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani can help you navigate the rules and restrictions that the Florida state courts have outlined when it comes to developing your parenting plan.

Child custody options

If you are a parent going through a divorce in Florida, you are likely concerned about what will happen to your children. The first question that many parents have concerns the options that are available for child custody. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani have detailed the types of custody that may be arranged and what each one will mean for you.

A grandparent’s visitation rights

With almost 20 percent of the population of Florida surpassing the age of 65 and around 75 percent of those seniors assumed to be grandparents, the issue of visitation rights for grandparents is a hot topic across the state. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani understand these concerns and work hard to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given the visitation time that you deserve.

Making your custody case as stress-free as possible

Determining child custody in Florida can be a somewhat tiring process, especially because there are guidelines to keep in mind and follow. At the Law Office of Philip J. Schipani, P.A., we work hard to bring you all the information you could need about the process of determining child custody, as well as tips for making the process go by more quickly.

Can I get full custody as a father?

If you are a father going through divorce in Florida, you are likely worried about your chances of gaining custody of your children. In the past, mothers were often given preference when it came to custody of the children and fathers were limited to visitation. Most judges have changed their attitudes in recent years and realized that fathers have just as much right and ability to be single parents as mothers.

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