Child Custody Videos

Can my spouse tell me that I cannot see my kids?

Your spouse can tell you anything he or she wants to. However, under Florida law, you have a legal right ...

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Does a court have to decide our parenting time schedule or can the other parent and I make the schedule?

Parents always are going to make the schedule themselves at first. However, the court has the authority under law to ...

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How do I exercise my parenting time rights in Florida if the non custodial parent is denying me access to my child?

First you can ask for an assist from your local law enforcement officer if you have an order that specifically ...

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I am an uncle who has been in care of my five year old nephew and now my parents are trying to take him. What are my rights?

In order to continue care of your 5 year-old nephew, you must either one, go to both parents and obtain ...

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I have a timesharing custody schedule with my ex wife but she is an unfit parent. What should I do?

First you must be able to connect the status of of being unfit, to an endangerment of the child. In ...

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If one spouse has timesharing/custody and the other has no timesharing custody, can they move out of the state?

Under these circumstances, the parent with no time sharing must go to court and demand that the child remain in ...

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My child is about to turn 18, but is still in high school and living at home. Can I still get child support?

The short answer is yes. If your child is eighteen and has not yet graduated from high school, child support ...

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My child lives with me, but the court papers state that his mom has timesharing/custody. How do I get legal timesharing/custody of the child?

You will need to file a supplemental petition for modification with the court, which you will assert those circumstances which ...

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My ex spouse left the state without telling me. She has timesharing/custody. I have parenting time rights. What should I do?

You should immediately file an action with the court for the court to issue an order for the return out ...

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My husband and I are getting divorced and he wants to relinquish his parental rights. How can we do this?

In the state of Florida, in family law action in family court it is impossible for a parent to voluntarily ...

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Under a court order, my ex spouse has the kids for four weeks in the summer. Can I deny him those weeks because of a conflict?

Florida law is clear that time sharing with children is determined to be in their best interest. Consequently you cannot ...

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Under what circumstances will the court order supervised timesharing visitations?

The court may order supervised time sharing when there is a concern for the safety of the child, but that ...

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What happens if the non custodial parent refuses to return to the child to the parent with custody?

If you have a court order, you can call the police, have an escort of the police go with you ...

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What if both parents agree on child timesharing custody and parenting time in Florida?

If you can come to an agreement on time sharing, decision making and other major, minor issues in your child’s ...

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What is the difference between joint and sole decision making/ parental rights?

The difference between joint decision making and sole decision making in Florida for your children in a divorce case is ...

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When can timesharing custody be denied in a divorce case in Florida?

Time sharing can be denied when the court determines that the child is at substantial risk or danger by having ...

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I live in one state and my ex-spouse lives in another state with the children. Parenting time is at his whim. Where do I go to work out a schedule?

It depends where the original divorce occurred. If the divorce occurred in the state in which your former spouse is ...

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What can I do if the other parent drinks and/or drives under the influence while my children are in his or her car?

This is a very serious concern for parents, whether you’re married or divorced. In the case of the divorce, what ...

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What do I do to protect my children when I believe that the other parent is abusing illegal substances?

Clearly this is a clear connection for risk for the children. So you want to bring some kind of action ...

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What if I do not like the present custody order? Can I file for custody in another state?

Generally speaking, no. If you’ve got a custody order, then you have to move to modify the existing order. If ...

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When parents are not divorced yet, can one parent move with the children out of Florida?

The issue is that depends and also probably beckons the question, “Should you even if you could?” The law of ...

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When will the court order supervised parenting time in Florida?

You must establish with the court that there is some kind of risk factor for you children being with the ...

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What is a visitation exchange?

A visitation or time sharing exchange is a location where the child is exchanged from one parent to the other ...

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Must the child be covered by health insurance?

There is an obligation under the Florida child support statute, that the children be covered by medical insurance if it ...

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What are the requirements to move to another state with my children?

If there has been a family law case filed, or there has been a prior divorce, then you must either ...

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What does reasonable parenting time mean?

Reasonable parenting time is a term often used in marital settlement agreements where the parties want to be as liberal ...

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What factors go into determining timesharing and parenting time in Florida?

There are currently approximately 24 factors that go into the court determining the best interests of the child in terms ...

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What happens in a Florida custody dispute where one parent is mentally ill?

In Florida we use the words time sharing now, not custody. In these types of circumstances where one is mentally ...

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What happens in Florida when parenting time rights are frustrated?

When parenting times and rights are frustrated then you should immediately consult with an attorney. You will probably be told ...

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What is a fixed visitation schedule?

A fixed visitation schedule is one where we know on any particular day of the year where the child is ...

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What is a parenting plan?

A parenting plan in Florida is a contract signed by the parties in which they deal with the major and ...

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What is a visitation exchange?

A visitation or time sharing exchange is a location where the child is exchanged from one parent to the other ...

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What qualifies as a material change of circumstances in a FL child custody case?

A material or substantial change of circumstances is one that is permanent, material, which is cannot be minor, was not ...

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What should I do if I want to limit my child’s visitation with grandparents?

Just say, “No.” Grandparents have no visitation or time-sharing rights in the state of Florida unless the parents agree, so ...

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What should I do if my spouse is blocking contact from my child?

The first thing you should do is send an e-mail or a letter requesting that she or he seized to ...

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Will a court look negatively on my smoking around my child?

Smoking is never a great issue to be surrounding your child with, and that’s just common sense. However, the court’s ...

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Will being unemployed affect who gets timesharing custody of the children?

Being unemployed will not affect your ability to obtain majority time sharing of the children. The issue always is going ...

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