Matthew Brickman Explains Modification Of Child Custody Rights During COVID-19

Child custody and timesharing have been affected significantly during the quarantine often leaving the child with one parent for much more time than the other. The most pressing matter for couples in this situation is the modification of custody and visitation and how lost timesharing can be compensated for.
By: iMediate Inc.
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Matthew Brickman, Sidney Mitchell - Mediate This!
Matthew Brickman, Sidney Mitchell - Mediate This!
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 21, 2020 - PRLog -- Matthew Brickman, President of iMediate Inc. and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator offered some insight to people experiencing the issue of custody rights during quarantine. He began by stating, "The statute in Florida reads 'It is public policy of this state that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents and to encourage the parents to share the rights, responsibilities and joys or child rearing.'"

He explained that the statute states there is no presumption for or against the mother or father and in Florida there is no custody or primary/secondary parents any longer since 2011.

In regards to whether the parents can modify an existing court order his full comments can be heard in the video below:

He explained that the it is not the parents who have rights to the child but the child who has rights to each parent. Mr. Brickman continues to emphasize the importance of cooperation between the parents and taking co-parenting classes prior to mediation for the benefit of all involved parties, especially the child.

Matthew Brickman can mediate in-person or virtually online to help people anywhere in the world settle their disputes. He contends that traditional courtroom litigation gives away the power of the parties to leave their matter up to a judge to decide. Through mediation, he empowers people with the knowledge and insight as how a court would view their matter so that they can create the best resolution for both parties to resolve their differences.

Matthew Brickman is the host of the Mediate This! divorce and paternity podcast along with co-host Sydney Mitchell:

Their advice will help those experiencing conflict deal with:
  • Divorce (contested/uncontested with/without children, property, assets, debts)
  • Parental Rights
  • Paternity Cases and Rights
  • Parenting
  • Child Custody (Time sharing)
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Child Support and Arrears
  • Document Assistance
  • Visitation
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Post-judgement Modifications
  • Family Disputes
  • Business & Contract Disputes
  • Employment: Employer/Employee Disputes
  • Real Estate: Landlord - Tenant Disputes
  • Settling disputes using In-person Mediation
  • Settling disputes using Online Virtual Mediation
Listen to the podcast now: Mediate This!
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If you have a matter, disagreement, or dispute you need professional help with then visit - Email mbrickman@ichatmediation or Call (877) 822-1479


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