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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.

Keeping a child custody dispute from ruining your life

When you are experiencing the never-ending stress and emotional turmoil that comes from getting a divorce, it can be challenging to picture life getting any better. However, there are things that you can do to lessen the unhappiness you are feeling and hopefully work toward achieving a happy and prosperous life despite your current circumstances. At The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, we have helped many people in Florida to plan and work through their divorce. 

How can you thrive as a single parent?

When you are going through a divorce in Florida, you could temporarily be the sole parent. Depending on your situation, your responsibilities may extend beyond your divorce if you are granted full custody of your children. If your ex is not fit to share parenting responsibilities with you, you could end up being a single parent and the charge of raising your children falls solely on your shoulders. 

Preventing divorce from ruining a child's education

When a child's parents get divorced in Florida, it can take its toll on the child as he or she struggles to cope with the emotions of a vastly changing family dynamic. One of the areas in a child's life that may be drastically affected by the separation of his or her parents is at school. Dealing with emotions like sadness, anger and confusion can create a distraction and cause a child to struggle to focus and excel. 

How can I better discipline my child as a single parent?

It can be tough for many Florida parents to effectively discipline their children. This is especially true after divorce, when existing behavioral issues may be complicated by the effects of the separation. There are steps you can take to prevent discipline issues from occurring, as explained by VeryWellFamily.com.

What should I know about parallel parenting?

For many divorcing couples in Florida, co-parenting effectively is all but impossible. This is especially true when conflict is high, which can make it challenging for parents to come together to make important decisions on behalf of their kids. Parallel parenting is another option for exes who can’t see eye to eye, as explained by Psychology Today.

Tips on a successful case when seeking sole custody

If you’re seeking sole custody of a child in Florida, you’re probably aware of the importance of proving that you’re the better parent. Doing so requires taking certain steps, such as showing that child is well-cared for physically and psychologically. VeryWellFamily.com offers the following advice, which can help you establish your case in court.

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