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Category Archives: child custody

Creating a Parenting Plan that Works

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

A divorce is never easy for families and can be particularly difficult for children. Parents need to take time to make sure that the children’s issues are addressed and that they will have as little disruption in their lives as possible. Florida family courts ensure that the best interests of the children are always… Read More »

Timing of Marriage and Baby Doesn’t Affect Divorce Rate

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

In the past, research showed that cohabitating couples who had a baby prior to getting married consistently faced a higher divorce rate than those who married first and had a baby later. In fact, a study by the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) claims that there was no increased risk of divorce for… Read More »

Re-Establishing Contact with Your Children after a Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

In some circumstances, divorce also means a temporary severance between a child and one parent. The reasons for separation are many, including isolation due to a physical or mental condition, substance abuse, maltreatment, relocation, or other breakdown in the parental relationship. Unfortunately, along with a divorce, the affected parent will be restricted from time-sharing… Read More »

Military Deployment & Child Custody

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Child custody issues are complicated. These issues are further complicated when a military parent has primary custody of a child and the military parent is suddenly called to active duty and deployed. Deployment and child custody can pose special challenges for service members. Oftentimes, military parents fear losing child custody if the military parent… Read More »

Circumcision Provision in a Parenting Plan?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Heather Hironimus has recently made headlines for refusing to allow her child’s father, Dennis Nebus, to take their four-year-old son to be circumcised. The paternity suit was initiated in 2010, when the couple originally agreed, via their parenting plan, that their son would be circumcised at the father’s expense. Two years later, Hironimus changed… Read More »

The Guardian Ad Litem in Florida Divorces

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

In a Florida divorce, there is a familiar cast of characters: the divorcing spouses, the attorneys representing each of these parties, the judge, and sometimes witnesses or experts who testify concerning the parties’ assets, liabilities, and parenting abilities. One individual who may appear in some divorce or child custody is a guardian ad litem…. Read More »

When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Police in Massachusetts are searching for a Quincy-area mother for allegedly “kidnapping” her five children. Unfortunately, this mother is neither the first nor will she be the last parent to face accusations of “kidnapping” their own children. Although it may seem counterintuitive, Florida and other states allow a parent to be charged with kidnapping… Read More »

How Can an Attorney Help Resolve a Child Custody Dispute?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

For unmarried parents or married couples with children who are divorcing, uncertainty regarding child custody matters can be extremely stressful. After all, for most parents, a close and meaningful relationship with their children is one of the most important aspects of their lives. Under Florida law, what is generally called “child custody” is actually… Read More »

Question: Does the victim of domestic violence win custody of a child?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

The answer to the question is that it depends. First, you need to know that there is civil domestic violence and there is criminal domestic violence and these are treated differently, so the answer would depend on which it is in your case. If there is evidence of civil domestic violence or child abuse… Read More »

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