After a Florida divorce it is not uncommon for the parties to hope that their transitions into single life will be smooth. While some people may easily be able to start over and establish strong footing on which to move their lives forward, others may struggle to work out the challenges that appear in the wake of their ended marriages. Many post-divorce challenges can stem from the divorced parties’ children and issues related to their custody.

While in some cases the children themselves may cause issues through their frustration over their parents’ decisions, parents can also create problems for each other when it comes to custody and visitation. Depending upon the child custody plan a court approves for a divorced couple, custodial rights may look very different from one family to the next. For this reason it is important that readers review their child custody plans and not rely on the terms of this post for legal guidance.

Custodial problems can take on the form of interference when parents seek to make custody transitions and child hand-offs difficult. For example, one parent may be habitually late when arriving to hand their child off to the other parent, thus reducing the amount of time the other parent has to spend with his or her child. Interference can also happen when a parent refuses to hand a child over despite the presence of a schedule or seeks to change where the child will be picked up or dropped off.

Child custody agreements and orders generally outline these topics in detail so that parents do not have room for disputing the how and where of child custody transitions. When issues arise, though, affected parents may seek relief from the courts to ensure that their custodial and visitation time with their kids is not impacted by their former spouse.