Child Custody

Shared Parental Responsibility in Florida

For divorcing parents, a new Florida court ruling makes it harder for one parent to request ultimate authority to make decisions for the parties’ children.     Florida resolves custody issues for divorcing parents through a Parenting Plan.  Put differently a Parenting Plan is a custody order.  Parenting Plans have to address how divorced parents will

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Removing parenting restrictions in Florida divorce cases just got harder

To protect children in a divorce, a trial court sometime has to include parenting restrictions in the child custody order. Examples of protective restrictions are supervised visits, reductions in parenting time, counseling requirements, or requirements related to a parent’s substance abuse problem. Sometimes the restrictions are directly related to a parent’s problems or behavior, and

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My best divorce advice for good parents

My best advice for parents going through a divorce? It’s just like the instructions flight attendants give to passengers at the start of a plane ride. Divorce is traumatic. Even though my ex-spouse is still a good friend, getting a divorced after 20 years was traumatic for me.  When something traumatic happens, people have a

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High Conflict Parenting Class for Divorcing Parents

The High Conflict Diversion Program helps to resolve issues by teaching new methods of communication and negotiation.​  By empowering the parent, their ability to redirect to a calm, practical, emotionally healthy state becomes a model and positive life lesson for their children. Source: High Conflict Diversion Program | Life Lessons of Manasota | Parenting Courses |

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