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The dangers of becoming a Disneyland dad

Parenting following a divorce in Davie can be challenging, particularly for those whose custody has been limited by their divorce decrees. Most who are in this situation look for ways that they can maximize the time they have with their kids. Some allow this ambition to prompt them to fill their parenting time with activities and adventures, forsaking any rules and structure. In their minds, this essentially "buys" their children's continuing affection while painting the custodial parent as being mean and demanding. Yet these "Disneyland dads" often find that such a strategy does not lend itself to effective long-term parenting. 

Keeping children in mind during divorce

Divorce can be stressful for any Floridian, but for the average resident in particular, such a process can be mentally, physically and financially taxing. This is especially true for many who have children, as deciding child custody arrangements can take a considerable amount of time and dedication. Some parents refuse to accept court orders for visitation. Others abuse their privileges by keeping a child longer than permitted. Child custody tensions can open the door for extremely difficult times, but above all else, they can make matters worse for the children themselves. 

Sharing custody time on holidays

For divorced families, the holiday season can be difficult. Tensions between parents can often contribute to a toxic atmosphere that can spoil the festivities for all. Some might suggest that it is best to avoid such tension and only allow children to spend the holidays with one parent. Yet recent studies imply that line of thinking may be wrong. Research data shared by Time Magazine shows that kids who live and spend equal time with both parents report far fewer psychosomatic health problems than those who do not. 

The importance of grandparents after divorce

Children in Florida whose parents are going through a divorce need as much emotional support as they can get. While the majority of this support should come from their parents, other members of the immediate family should play a role as well. According to The Attached Family, grandparents may have enough positive influence on their grandchildren to help them minimize the onset of depression and other emotional struggles. However, in order to do so, grandparents must have the opportunity for regular contact so that a meaningful bond can develop.

How do I help my kids when my ex is uninvolved?

After you go through a divorce in Florida, it may be difficult to help your kids work through their painful emotions. The new living arrangements and family structure may be more complicated if your former spouse appears to be emotionally distant from the children and does not honor the visitation schedule. In those cases, your role as an involved parent may become even more vital to your children's recovery process.

What if the other parent doesn't honor our time-sharing schedule?

When you received the Florida court order for your parenting plan, you and your child's other parent became legally bound to honor it. If he or she is not letting you spend your share of the time with your child, unless there is a very good reason, you may be able to have the issue corrected in court.

LGBT couples should obtain legal rights of children

You love your children more than anything. You have enjoyed raising them. You like to watch as they learn new things and explore the world. You can see their personalities developing. They surprise you with new quirks every day. You like to listen as they tell jokes and learn new stories. You are their parent. You and your partner have raised them together.

Developing a shared parenting plan

With all of the emotion that may be associated with your divorce in Davie, it may become easy to start viewing your proceedings from a "win-loss" perspective (as in every concession made in your favor being a win for you, and conversely a loss for your ex-spouse). Yet as many of the clients that we here at The Minaya Offices, PLLC can tell you, when both sides of a divorce fight for only that which is in their best interests, the court can step in and quickly deal a loss to everyone.

How relocation affects child custody

If you have gone through a divorce in Florida and are preparing to move, you may be wondering how the relocation will affect your child custody arrangements. The rules and regulations you must follow will depend greatly on how your child’s other parent feels about the move, but must also meet certain requirements regarding the situation. We at the Minaya Law Offices can help you ensure that you meet all qualifications to legally relocate and can advise you on the best way to proceed.

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