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Category Archives: Child Custody

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Can I Get Sole Custody Of My Kids?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When divorcing with kids, you may have questions about child custody. How will custody be determined? Is sole custody an option? Child custody is primarily determined by what is in the best interests of the child. This typically means joint custody, which means both parents have legal and physical custody of the child. The… Read More »

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What to Know Before Moving to a Different State After Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

You are going through a divorce and you are thinking about moving closer to family. Or maybe you got an amazing job offer across the country.  The problem is that you have to move out of state. While there are no state laws that specifically say that you yourself cannot move to a different… Read More »

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Legal vs. Physical Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you are divorced with children, you may be aware of several types of child custody. There is sole custody, which means one parent gets custody of the kids, while joint custody means both parents share custody. There are also a couple subcategories: legal custody and physical custody. But what do these terms mean… Read More »

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Child Custody and Your Career: How to Get Both

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In the past, the stay-at-home parent—typically the mother—was the one who got custody of the kids. That still holds true today. However, today’s working woman aims to have it all. They want a successful career and then come home, help the kids with their homework, take them to soccer practice and cook a nutritious… Read More »

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ParentPlan

Discussing Finances as Co-Parents

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

After a divorce with children involved, the spouses will be a part of each other’s lives until at least the children turn 18. While some divorces are amicable, others are contentious, and this can make situations awkward. Child custody arrangements may be a constant source of drama as it is. Having to discuss money… Read More »

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Can Rapists Get Child Custody in Florida?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a child’s parents are married, child custody is typically not an issue. When parents split up, they will often decide on custody themselves or have a judge decide if they cannot come to an agreement. But what happens if a woman is raped and becomes pregnant? Can the rapist petition for custody of… Read More »

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Can a Child Choose With Which Parent to Live?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

People often ask whether or not their child can choose which parent with which they want to live. Some people believe there is a specific age at which a child can choose. Determining custody in divorce cases is often messy and emotionally charged. There are many factors that come into play when the courts… Read More »

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MotherDaughter

Florida Parenting Plans: The Basics

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Florida has some of the strongest laws when it comes to children in divorce cases. If the parents are to share responsibility for the child, they need to be able to discuss and agree on major decisions in any child’s life. This can be an emotional time, and you may not want to make… Read More »

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FatherSon

How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you or your child’s other parent were ever convicted of domestic violence, your child custody case will be handled a bit differently than a typical child custody case. In accordance with Florida law, a judge will consider what situation would be in the best interests of your child. In normal cases, what would… Read More »

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Five Surprising Reasons a Parent May Lose Custody in Florida

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Child custody is never set in stone, and if one parent does something that puts the child in danger, the Florida courts will revoke custody without a second’s thought. Of course, the courts will need to hear both sides of the story and see substantial evidence, but if the findings back the claims of… Read More »

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