10.5 Things To Consider For Child Custody Cases


Florida Statutes require all child custody cases to include Parenting Plans.

Child Custody Cases

Here are some tips to consider when determining parenting and time sharing (“child custody”) and the Parenting Plan:

  1. Consider what is best for your child
  2. If you are the noncustodial parent, be very active
  3. Strengthen the relationship between you and your child
  4. Having custody of your child doesn’t mean you have control over where the child lives, where the  child goes to school, or what activities the child participates in
  5. Make sure the child has frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial parent
  6. List out all the ways you can encourage the relationship between your child and the other parent
  7. The noncustodial parent should have frequent telephone communication
  8. Don’t badmouth the other parent
  9. Respect the other parent’s visitation rights at all times
  10. Communicate with your child’s teachers, school principal, doctors, dentists, clergy, babysitter, coaches, and activity leaders

10.5. Consider having your child see a mental health professional to help with the emotional impact of divorce

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Child custody cases can be difficult. Do you need help working out parenting and time sharing? Contact me online, call my toll free number: 877-687-1392, or call my local number: 239-210-7516.

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