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Category Archives: Child Custody

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How A Lawyer Can Help You Get The Best Child Custody Outcome

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a couple with children divorce, they may think they can handle child custody matters themselves. They may want to save money, so they choose to proceed without a lawyer. Is this a good idea? Divorce lawyers tend to have a reputation for wanting to argue. However, studies show that divorcing parents who retain… Read More »

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Tips For Co-Parenting

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Hopefully you already have a plan in place to detail how the parents will spend time with the kids during the summer and holiday months. If not, here are some things you need to consider. Travel Plans People tend to go on vacation during the summer, so it’s possible that you or the other… Read More »

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How To Be A Good Father After Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

While many people have fond memories of their dads, many do not. They are often children of divorce who lived with their mothers and saw their fathers rarely, if at all. Maybe their fathers ended up in jail, suffered from substance abuse, struggled with mental illness, or just didn’t want anything to do with… Read More »

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Focus On Settling Your Child Custody Case

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

The divorce process can be rife with anger, bitterness, and resentment. Many couples transfer these negative feelings onto their children, causing even more tension. This continues on throughout the divorce, leaving courts to decide on child custody matters. While judges do their best to make decisions that are in the best interest of the… Read More »

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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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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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