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Parenting provisions: How to address drugs, alcohol and tobacco

If you're like most parents, you probably don't want your children exposed to excessive drinking, marijuana use or drug use by adults and others who are around them. You might not even want your children exposed to excessive tobacco smoking. This is perfectly understandable and responsible. However, if your ex-spouse has a history of substance abuse, the problem of exposure to intoxicants and intoxicated people could be a very real concern.

How Florida child custody courts view domestic abuse

If you are a parent in the state of Florida and you have suffered domestic abuse at the hands of the other parent of your child, it is likely that you will be concerned about custody arrangements. You may believe that your child is at risk when they visit their other parent, and for this reason, you may want to limit visitation.

Young babies and visitation schedules

If you share custody of your infant, it is important that you consider how their age affects their needs. Young babies need consistency and to establish bonds with both of their parents when this is possible. Therefore, it is important that you work with the other parent as much as you can in order to establish a good schedule that puts the baby first.

What's the best parenting style for co-parents?

There is much debate on what the best parenting style is for helping children to be happy, successful and thrive. Every child is different, and it can be argued that parenting styles should be able to adapt to the unique preferences and needs of the child in question.

Creating a parenting agreement with your ex-spouse

When you have separated from the other parent of your child, it is likely that you will struggle to see eye-to-eye when it comes to deciding what is the best solution for your child. It is important that you try to separate relationship-specific issues with things that are actually relevant to the custody of your child. In this way, you can put your own differences aside for the benefit of your child or children.

Devising a parenting schedule that works for everyone

When you have separated from the biological parent of your children, it is likely that you will need to learn how to engage with him or her in a different dynamic: as a coparent. If the separation is still raw, this may be a very challenging thing to deal with; however, over time, you will both be able to find a way to successfully co-parent together for the benefit of your kids.

What to expect in a child custody hearing

Anticipating your first ever child custody hearing can be a scary experience, especially since it will likely mean a great deal for you and your family. In order to have the best possible experience and to get an ideal result in your child custody case, it is a good idea to make some preparations in advance and understand what you should expect.


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