When a Florida family is going through divorce, parents often have a difficult time remaining objective about matters related to their children. Once a couple enters into child custody negotiations, emotions and tensions often rise. It is important that parents are able to place the best interests of their shared children at the forefront of all divorce decisions. One excellent resource that can assist in this area is the family pediatrician.
A pediatrician has a professional obligation to place the safety and well-being of the child first. Even more importantly, the pediatrician is a neutral party, and can bring an objective perspective on matters related to child custody. Parents should schedule an annual examination for each child, and should take the time to speak with the pediatrician concerning the changing family dynamic.