One of the required components of a divorce with children is a parenting plan. A Florida parenting plan must be in place prior to the finalization of a divorce decree. The plan is approved by the judge in your case according to the individual factors relevant to your case. Even if there is agreement related
Parenting classes are required across several states for parents divorcing with minor children. In a survey of counties across the United States in 1998, approximately 48 percent of counties make use of parenting classes for divorcing parents. Parenting class online has become a very popular means of delivering these courses, with several states and counties
If you are considering a divorce in the state of Florida, it is important to understand relevant law and procedure. Although there are a lot of commonalities between states, each state is still unique and has specific laws and procedures that need to be understood. Divorce procedures may vary significantly, and depend upon various factors
How a divorce affects children is one of the main concerns of parents considering or going through with a divorce. Parents often worry that they will damage their children and negatively affect their children’s functioning. Will a divorce really cause negative consequences? The answer to this question is complicated, and depends on different factors. Some
The divorce process affects children differently and depends on a number of different factors. Child reactions vary across age, gender, and personality characteristics. It is impossible to predict with certainty how a child will respond to divorce. However, we do know that parental behavior plays a very important role in helping children cope with divorce.
Pursuant to Section 61.21 of the State of Florida Statutes, parents filing for divorce of minor children must take a Florida parenting class approved by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). This course, entitled, “Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course,” is four hours in length and may be taken in person, or online.
Although it is mandatory to complete a parenting class in the state of Florida prior to finalization of your divorce decree, it is important to be aware of some of the limitations of divorce parenting classes. First, it is necessary for the class to be approved by the Florida Department of children and families (Florida
Dating after Divorce with Kids Dating after divorce with kids is one of the most common issues for divorced parents as they move forward with their lives. Surprisingly, there is little research into this important facet of post-divorce functioning. Consequently, what we are left with is typically lay interpretation about what is best for
It has long been documented that divorce can have negative effects on the well-being of children (Amato, 2001; Amato & Keith, 1991), but what about the separation itself between parents with children? There are several studies to date that have focused on the effects of the dissolution of marriage on the well being of
By Stephen Mayville, Ph.D. Divorce classes are common throughout the United States and exist in numerous counties throughout the country. In one study, researchers found that some form of divorce education for parents going through the divorce process existed in 48% of counties across the United States (Geasler & Blaisure, 1999). Given that the estimate