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Set your co-parenting relationship up to suit your kids' needs

The child custody negotiation process is often challenging for parents. It forces you to work with someone you aren't in a relationship with any longer. There might be bad feelings between you and your ex; however, now is the time that you have to put your feeling for each other aside and focus on the kids.

What should I know when filing for full custody?

When full custody is awarded during a divorce, one parent will be afforded sole legal and physical custody of a child. Because many courts prefer to award joint custody, as it's thought to be in the best interest of the child, it's important for parents filing for sole custody to be properly prepared for their hearing. Very Well Family offers the following advice to ensure parents are well-prepared. 

How can I handle back to school with my ex?

With August almost here, you're probably gearing up for the start of the new school year. This can be a difficult time for divorced parents, who will need to work in conjunction to ensure their kids remain on schedule this year. To help you get by, Lifehacker recommends the following tips. 

What is overparenting?

After a divorce, it's quite common for parents to increase their efforts to provide a loving and stable environment for their children. This often leads to overparenting, which is characterized by overprotection and overindulgence of a child. Very Well Family explains some of the signs of overparenting so you can determine whether you or your ex are exhibiting these troublesome behaviors. 

How can I create a summer vacation schedule for my kids?

Summer in Florida is a great opportunity for parents to take their kids on family vacations or simply increase bonding experiences. For divorced parents, making decisions about summer vacation schedules can be tough, especially when your divorce was contentious. Parenting offers the following tips on how you and your ex can put your kids first when planning summer schedules. 

What factors are considered when determining child custody

Divorce can be a complicated process, especially when there are children involved. Although you want to make choices that are in the best interest of your children, it can be difficult to determine which parent should receive custody. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, children often fair better when they have consistent access to both parents. Yet, the judge presiding over the case may look at certain factors before making the final decision as to where the children will be best off.

Relocating with children after a Florida divorce

After getting divorced, people may want to relocate within the state of Florida or move out of the state for any other number of reasons. For parents, however, there may be more to it than just making the decision to move and packing up. If they plan to take their children with them, they may require permission.

Making co-parenting work for Florida families

When they are married, Florida couples typically share the responsibility of providing for and raising their children. If they are divorced, living in separate households may not be the only roadblock to them continuing to share this responsibility. However, the state of Florida holds that, with few exceptions, children should have frequent and continued contact with both of their parents after a divorce. To this end, state law specifies that the court may order shared parenting, or co-parenting.

How can I make visitations easier on my child?

One of the most difficult parts of a divorce is when one parent no longer lives in the family home. Whether you are the parent the children live with full time or you are the parent they see only during visitations, you need to do everything you can to make visitations easy on your children. You want them to feel comfortable with the process. IN addition, the process should not disrupt their lives too much or make them miss out on things they want to do.

What should single parents know about discipline?

It’s no secret; being a single parent is tough. Along with all of the practical and financial concerns, you’ll also need to worry about properly disciplining your child to keep her on the straight and narrow. Live About offers the following tips to help single parents navigate the subject of discipline.

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