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Factors considered when determining child custody

Going through a divorce can be extremely daunting and overwhelming. Not only are there issues involving dividing marital property and calculating child support, but the judge presiding over the case must determine custody of the children. Should both parents be given joint-custody of the child or should the child remain in the sole-custody of one parent? These are difficult decisions that judges must make while always keeping the child’s best interests in mind. While making these decisions, judges often consider several factors before finalizing child custody in a divorce settlement.

Can my ex take my child out of the country?

After a divorce, especially if the divorce is between spouses from different countries, travel can become a particularly thorny issue. Your ex may wish to travel internationally with your child or children, but this is an area that you must approach with caution.

Escape from domestic violence requires help and caution

Many marriages are miserable to exist in, but for some Florida residents, their marriages can be unbearable and even dangerous. It is not always easy to escape an abusive marriage, either. Getting away from an abusive spouse usually requires a plan of escape, as well as numerous allies to assist.

Customizing a child visitation schedule

When parents in Florida file for divorce, there are a host of issues that must be settled and written in the divorce decree. One of the most difficult may be that of child custody and child visitation. There is no question that, in most cases, children do best when they spend a significant amount of time with both parents. However, a child visitation schedule is put in place to determine which parent is allowed time with the child and when. While some parents allow the court-appointed judge to make the final decision when determining the child visitation schedule, other parents create their own visitation schedule through mediation and negotiation.

When should people file for a divorce modification?

If you have terminated your marriage in Florida, you more than likely have a settlement that explains the terms of the divorce. Divorce settlements involve factors, such as child support and alimony. Although the terms included in the divorce settlement are set and may be enforced by law, there are circumstances that may allow the settlement to be modified. According to Florida Statutes, if one of the parties experiences a significant life change, it may constitute a settlement modification.

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