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Category Archives: child custody


‘Custody Battles’ and How to Battle Through Them

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

One of the most contested issues in the context of a divorce is who will keep the children and who will make the day-to-day as well as long-term decisions affecting the children’s lives, health, education, and upbringing. Florida uses the term ‘time sharing’ to discuss what is traditionally known as custody. However, the statute… Read More »


Adjusting Your Co-Parenting in a COVID-19 Environment

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

None of us saw it coming. In early spring many of us were looking ahead to spring break or even planning summer vacations with our children when all of a sudden, our worlds changed. And now, even months later and with more than 60,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 just here in Florida, all of… Read More »


COVID-19 and Child Custody

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In this new world of social isolation, shuttering schools, and many counties and states implementing shelter-in-place regulations, the area of family law is trying to address a novel area of law in a world of COVID-19 involving child custody and co-parenting matters. COVID-19 Because the global pandemic is expanding and exhibiting no sign of… Read More »


Reasons to Request a Child Custody Modification

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In most cases, the divorce process is lengthy and complex. One of the most difficult areas to resolve typically relates to child custody decisions. Courts will always try to make decisions regarding the best interest of the child and take all the current circumstances into account when making the final child custody determination. However,… Read More »


How Children’s Therapy Influences Custody Disputes

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Children of divorced parents often suffer from difficulties adjusting to the transition of living between two homes and seeing their parents split apart. The security and trust a child is known to derive from living with both parents is gone, and the child may internalize or act out his/her reaction to this situation. Placing… Read More »


Communicating as Co-Parents after Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Once a person has children, the other parent is never entirely out of his/her life, divorce or not. While the children are still young and subject to the terms of a parenting plan, former spouses are even more intertwined and must find acceptable and effective ways to communicate about child-related issues. As more divorced… Read More »


What Is the Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Your Child Custody Dispute?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is hard on a family, because all aspects of each spouse’s lives are analyzed in an effort to sever the union. If minor children are involved, a further issue regarding custody must be addressed. Child-related issues are especially stressful, and courts view all these decisions in terms of what is in the best… Read More »


What You Need to Know about Divorcing with Children

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Conceding a marriage is not working is extremely difficult to admit to one’s partner, but having to tell a child that his/her parents are no longer together is difficult on an entirely different level. Divorce is complicated enough on its own, but adding children into the mix does present additional challenges for many couples…. Read More »


The Influence of Religion on Child Custody and Support

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The influence parents exert on their children’s lives is deep and profound. Parents provide the support, guidance, and example children use to develop their own sense of self, perspective of the world, and how to treat others. When parents divorce and must decide how to divide child custody, these decisions become much more difficult… Read More »


Resolving Child Custody Disputes Through Social Investigations

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Parents quickly become emotional about child custody issues, and with good reason – the parent/child relationship is one of the most important relationships in a person’s life. When disputes arise over this loaded issue with a former spouse or partner, resolving them can feel practically impossible. Most parents realize, though, that children are not… Read More »

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