Divorce is typically an emotional time in a person's life. People do not typically enter into a marriage in Florida with the intent to divorce, and if children are involved the proceedings can be that much more difficult. There is a move toward a better way that involves what is known as a collaborative divorce.
Florida residents fall in love, get married and start families that they intend to nurture and love into adulthood and beyond. Regardless of the intentions, many families break up via divorce while the children are still very young. Parents, by the very nature of being parents, attempt to keep the best interests of the children in mind during this difficult time. The best interests of the children may strongly influence how they decide to parent following a divorce.