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January 2018 Archives

Do family courts still mainly side with mothers in custody cases?

It used to be that almost any custody case heard in family court would end with the mother getting custody. This was due to a few factors. First, family units in Flordia usually had a father who worked and a mother who raised the kids. The courts believed since the children were raised by the mother, they should stay with the mother. Another reason is that there used ot be a belief that children age seven and under needed to be with their mothers for proper development. All of these ideas are outdated, and family courts now operate under new rules.

Determining your moral fitness

Many of the Sarasota clients that we here at The Law Office of Phillip J. Schipani, P.A. have worked with have found setting aside their emotions towards their ex-spouses in order to work together to create a parenting plan to be one of the most difficult elements of their divorces. With the pain associated with your breakup still fresh in both your minds, it may be easy to see why both you and your ex-spouse believe yourselves individually as being the better option to raise your kids. The law, however, has set its own standard on how custody should be determined. 

Is divorce seasonal?

Many couples file for divorce in Florida, but is there an external factor that could affect their decision on when to file? There have been suggestions that divorce could be seasonal. Is there proof, though? What could be the reasons why divorce would be seasonal?

How does remarriage affect your child?

After a divorce in Florida, you and your children may get used to spending a lot of time together. This can be great for bonding and rebuilding after the division of your family. Whether you have custody or you get parenting time while the kids live with your ex, things can change quite a bit if you decide to remarry. For some children, this can be very difficult to handle. For your sanity, the health of your marriage and the health of your relationship with your children, it is essential to plan ahead and prepare your kids for the marriage.

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