For many Florida couples, deciding to divorce is the start of a long road filled with decisions, debates and compromises. Whether your split is amicable or contentious, creating and agreeing on a parenting plan can be frustrating and heart-wrenching. At Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A. we have experience in and out of the courtroom to help ensure the best possible outcome for you and your children.
Divorce can be complicated for many different reasons, but some couples face particularly difficult challenges as they work through the process and adjust to significant life changes afterward. For example, the parents of an infant may have a very hard time during their divorce, especially if there is disagreement over how custody should be divided. Unfortunately, custody disputes involving infants can be especially challenging and it is vital for parents to keep their child’s best interests in mind as they work through the dispute.
One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is the chance to spend extra time with family. For those in Tavares that are going through a divorce, that tradition will no doubt change in the future. Divorcing parents might tremble at the thought of having to fight for time with their kids during the holidays. Yet state family courts discourage such discord. Rather than imposing a holiday custody schedule on parents that will no doubt lead to contention, couples are instructed to come up with their own standards for special custodial situations in their parenting plans.
A divorce can change your life in many ways, whether it brings on financial responsibilities such as paying alimony or child support, or it changes your daily routine. Divorce matters which involve children can be particularly emotional and there are many different legal issues you may encounter. Aside from working through a custody dispute and calculating child support, parental relocation is another serious issue that can be challenging for both parents.
If you are a parent, you may have a number of concerns with respect to moving forward with your divorce. Setting aside financial considerations and personal challenges you may worry about (such as feeling depressed after you split up with your spouse), you could be worried about the potential impact that this decision may have on your children. You may also be wondering how many other children have a parent who does not live in their household.
If you have found yourself in a dispute over child custody, you could have many questions and areas of concern. In court, a variety of factors will be considered when it comes to determining child custody and it is critical for you to prepare yourself and understand how these issues influence custody decisions. Moreover, there are new considerations that were not present in previous decades, such as social media posts. Whether you share something online and it is used against you or your former spouse has posted something inappropriate on the internet, it is important to realize how social media can affect the outcome of a custody dispute as well.
For parents, various family law challenges can arise and lead to anxiety and uncertainty. Having said that, there are some things that are within a parent’s control. For example, some parents are able to establish paternity, which can offer a number of benefits. From being able to spend time with a child by establishing legal fatherhood to receiving child support payments from a non-custodial parent, both of a child’s parents may benefit from the establishment of paternity.
Child custody is one facet of family law that can be incredibly difficult for parents and even their kids. When a dispute over the custody of a child arises, there can be a great deal of uncertainty and emotions may run high. Moreover, additional issues that affect some parents, such as parental relocation, can lead to even more questions and challenges for custodial and non-custodial parents. If you are relocating with your child or are worried about your child’s other parent deciding to move, it is important to review all relevant legal considerations and try to maintain your emotions.