Modify Parenting Plan

Quite often, parties in Florida get divorced while their child or children are very young – such as under the age of 5 or 6, so just how does a Family Law court fashion a parenting plan or time shar...

Bring Children into Divorce Process

One major no-no in a Florida divorce case in which the parties have minor children is to “bring the children into the divorce process.  “Bringing the children into the divorce” means that the p...

Holiday Time Sharing

The holiday season is a normally a time when families get together and celebrate. It is supposed to be a time of joy where we give thanks, but when two parties are in the process of a divorce or are d...

What is a GAL?

At New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. commonly is asked “What is a Guardian ad Litem?” The term “ad Litem” is a Latin phrase which translates to “for the lawsuit.”  A Gua...

Contempt Issues

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult and emotionally draining task, so most people expect to get their lives back on track once the court has entered a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marr...

Custody and Time Sharing

What do the terms custody, visitation, time-sharing and parenting plan mean under Florida divorce and paternity law?  Historically Florida was what is considered a “custody” State where in the ty...

Mediation

Florida Statute § 44.1011 (2) defines Mediation as “a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parti...

TIPS IN DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY LITIGATION

TIPS IN DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY LITIGATION By Michael J. Costantino, Esq. Identifying the difference between Sole Parental Responsibility vs. Shared Parental Responsibility under Florida Family Law...

Sole vs. Shared Parental Responsibility

Sole vs Shared Parental Responsibility in Florida By Michael J. Costantino, Esq. Identifying the difference between Sole Parental Responsibility vs. Shared Parental Responsibility under Florida Family...