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What are the most important times in your child's day?

When setting up a custody and visitation schedule, it is important to think carefully about exactly what time you want to spend with your child. When can you have the most impact on their growth and development? What time of day is best for your relationship with them? What can you do to create a schedule that, though you do not get to see your child as much as you used to, still helps you be a valuable part of their life?

Re-entering your kids' lives after an absence

You've been largely out of your children's lives since your divorce. Perhaps you've been living on the other side of the country or even abroad. Maybe you've been in a recovery center getting help for a substance abuse issue. Some parents don't see their children for years because they're incarcerated.

2 unusual types of shared parenting arrangements

We all know about joint custody, 50-50 custody and sole custody when it comes to shared parenting arrangements. But there are certain less-than-common ways that co-parents organize their time with their kids. Some of these ways push against the limits of what general society considers "acceptable, normal behavior." At our law firm, however, we encourage parents to explore all of their options -- and get creative -- to find a parenting solution that works for them, even if others find it to be uncouth or strange.

When is the best time to establish paternity?

Many Florida parents have suffered due to questions about establishing paternity. Often, the one who wants to establish paternity is the father so that he can pursue the right to spend time with his children via regularly scheduled visitations. It might also be the mother, who pursues child custody in order to receive child support payments. Whether you're the mother or the father of a child, the best time to establish paternity is at the hospital, just after your child is born.

What are the characteristics of a non-custodial parent?

When you're fighting for full physical custody of your child, it means that you want to be the primary caretaker of your son or daughter, and you want the other parent to merely have visitation rights. If you succeed, you will be known as the "custodial parent," and your child will live with you full time. Meanwhile, the other parent will be characterized as the "noncustodial parent" and have the right to visit the child according to a regular visitation schedule.

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