Considerations for the Creation of a Parenting Plan in Florida 

Recognizing that children fare better when their parents are cooperative in raising their children, family courts across the country are restructuring how custody is viewed and treated with more and more states going to a parenting plan arrangement.   A parenting plan in Florida provides information pertaining to how parents want to raise their children.  Specific information regarding their education, religion and extracurricular activities may be included.  However, the primary focus of a parenting plan in Florida is how time will be allotted with each parent. When drafting a parenting plan for a Boca Raton family, it is important to consider many things.  The primary consideration...Read More

July 12th 11:30AM – 1:00PM

LIVE FORMAT CME (Teleseminar/Webinar) "All I really need to know I learned from the Financial Affidavit PART II" (1.5 Family/General) Moderated by: Deborah Beylus, FAPM Member & Stanley Zamor,  FAPM CEO/President          The Financial Affidavit is the most important document to use in mediation for the mediator to identify and understand the issues facing the parties in a pending family case. It is relied upon to calculate child support, identify the assets subject to equitable distribution as well as determine whether alimony is necessary. When used correctly, a mediator can determine non-financial issues about the parties as...Read More

Child Custody Mediation: Arriving at the Best Solution for Your Family

Individuals who do not want to hand over their power to a judge to determine how custody should be handled may opt for child custody mediation in South Florida.  This process allows the parties to come together and work through their problems with the help of a third-party neutral experienced in conflict resolution.  At the end of child custody mediation in South Florida, the parties can have a customized agreement that is tailored to the needs of their family.  Some ways to arrive at the best solution possible include:  Consider the Needs of the Children While divorce and child custody...Read More

Children and Divorce: Provisions to Consider in Order

Mediating issues involving children and divorce in Boca Raton initiates an amicable process to help resolve current problems and concerns.  Many such issues related to children and divorce in Boca Raton are financial in nature and can be worked out through the collaborative process of mediation if both parties fully engage in the process.  Some provisions to consider in the mediated settlement agreement include: Insurance Policies If one spouse will pay spousal support and/or child support, it is important to include a provision requiring the spouse to maintain life insurance naming the recipient as the beneficiary in case the paying...Read More

Divorce and Children – What Happens to the Family Home?

When Boca Raton parents are considering divorce and children matters, they must take into account how decisions can impact their children.  One important consideration of issues involving divorce and children in Boca Raton is how to deal with the family home.  Some options include: One Spouse Keeps the Home Sometimes the parents believe that the parent with more custodial time should keep the family home.  This may be an emotionally-driven decision because the parents may feel guilty about the kids losing access to both parents at the same time as well as to a home where they may have grown...Read More