Co-parenting On Purpose - End Of Course Quiz

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  • 1. 

    True or False? Divorce represents the death of a marriage and all the hopes and dreams that came along with it. Just like any death, the death of a marriage requires a grieving process for healing and restoration.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Divorce can be seen as the end of a relationship and the dissolution of all the expectations and plans that were associated with it. Similar to the death of a loved one, divorce can cause emotional pain and loss, and it often requires a grieving process for individuals to heal and move forward. This grieving process may involve stages such as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, allowing individuals to process their emotions and eventually find restoration and healing. Therefore, the statement that divorce represents the death of a marriage and requires a grieving process for healing and restoration is true.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following are included in the five stages of grief?

    • A. 

      Denial

    • B. 

      Filing for Divorce

    • C. 

      Anger

    • D. 

      Bargaining

    • E. 

      Depression

    • F. 

      Parent Teacher Conferences

    • G. 

      Acceptance

    Correct Answer
    A. Denial
    Explanation
    The stages of grief, as proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Denial is the initial stage where individuals refuse to accept the reality of a loss or a difficult situation. It is a defense mechanism that helps individuals cope with overwhelming emotions. Filing for divorce and parent-teacher conferences are unrelated to the stages of grief, as they pertain to legal processes and educational meetings respectively.

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  • 3. 

    True or False:   Although the existing family structure will be changing, even after the legal dissolution of the marriage, ex-spouses who have children together will always remain the parents of those children. A family structure still exists between both of you and your children, although it is a re-configured family structure.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Even after a divorce, ex-spouses who have children together will always remain the parents of those children. This means that a family structure still exists between both of them and their children, even though it may be re-configured.

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  • 4. 

    True or False? The more resentment you harbor towards your co-parent, the more productive your co-parent is likely to be.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. Resentment towards a co-parent is likely to create tension and conflict in the co-parenting relationship, which can hinder productivity. When there is resentment, communication and cooperation may suffer, making it difficult to effectively work together as co-parents. It is important to address and resolve any negative feelings towards the co-parent in order to create a more positive and productive co-parenting dynamic.

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  • 5. 

    True or False?   Research shows that children who continue to interact with both parents after a divorce or separation tend to do better emotionally, socially as well as economically.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Research has shown that children who maintain a relationship with both parents after a divorce or separation tend to have better emotional, social, and economic outcomes. This is because having ongoing contact with both parents allows children to feel supported and loved by both parents, which can contribute to their emotional well-being. Additionally, having access to both parents can provide children with more opportunities for social connections and support. Finally, when both parents are involved in a child's life, they are more likely to contribute financially, which can positively impact the child's economic situation.

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  • 6. 

    _____________________________ refers to a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their children, and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the child will be determined jointly.

    • A. 

      Sole custody

    • B. 

      Shared Parental Responsibility

    • C. 

      Parental alienation

    • D. 

      Child custody

    Correct Answer
    B. Shared Parental Responsibility
    Explanation
    Shared Parental Responsibility refers to a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their children, and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the child will be determined jointly. This means that both parents have equal say in making important decisions for their child, such as education, healthcare, and religion. It promotes cooperation and collaboration between parents in order to prioritize the best interests of the child.

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  • 7. 

    True or False? With shared parental responsibility, both parents have a duty to maintain communication with each other on matters related to the child, and to try to reach an agreement with the other parent whenever any major decision must be made about the child.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    With shared parental responsibility, both parents are expected to maintain open communication and collaborate on important decisions regarding the child. This means that they should regularly share information and discuss matters related to the child's well-being. Additionally, when it comes to major decisions such as education, healthcare, or religious upbringing, both parents should make an effort to reach an agreement and make the decision together. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

     True or False?   Research shows that no matter their income or background, students with involved parents are less likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school. 

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. They are MORE likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.

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  • 9. 

     True or false?   Toddlers often engage in self blame for the divorce. They may begin to think that it’s their fault. 

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Toddlers often engage in self-blame for the divorce because they may not fully understand the reasons behind it. They may internalize the situation and believe that their actions or behavior caused the divorce. This can lead to feelings of guilt and responsibility, even though it is not their fault.

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  • 10. 

    True or False   During the later elementary school years, your child is likely to be concerned about how the divorce will affect his social life at school and with friends. 

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the later elementary school years, children are becoming more aware of their social lives and friendships. Divorce can have a significant impact on a child's social life, as they may worry about how their friends and classmates will perceive them, or if their friendships will change as a result. This concern is common during this developmental stage, making the statement "True."

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  • 11. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1
  • 12. 

    True or False?   Your children will always see the both of you as their parents, so it’s a good idea to stay away from speaking ill of  the other parent in this time, even if there is actually lots of ill to be spoken.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important for parents going through a separation or divorce to refrain from speaking negatively about the other parent in front of their children. Regardless of any negative feelings or issues between the parents, children still see both parents as their parents and it is important to maintain a positive and respectful co-parenting relationship. Speaking ill of the other parent can have negative effects on the children's emotional well-being and can create a hostile environment for them. Therefore, it is advisable to stay away from speaking ill of the other parent in order to prioritize the children's well-being.

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  • 13. 

    True or False?   Stability in their environment is one of the best predictors of a successful outcome for children whose parents are going through divorce.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Stability in their environment is crucial for children whose parents are going through divorce. When children experience stability, it provides them with a sense of security and consistency during a challenging time. This stability can come from various factors such as maintaining routines, stable living arrangements, and consistent emotional support. When children have a stable environment, they are more likely to have better emotional well-being and adjust well to the changes that come with their parents' divorce. Therefore, stability in their environment is indeed one of the best predictors of a successful outcome for these children.

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  • 14. 

    When should you use your children as bargaining tools to get what you want from your co-parent?

    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Only when it feels really good

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      On public holidays only

    Correct Answer
    A. Always
    Explanation
    Using children as bargaining tools to get what you want from your co-parent is never appropriate. It is important to prioritize the well-being and emotional stability of children, rather than using them as pawns in a negotiation. This behavior can have detrimental effects on the children's mental health and can damage their relationship with both parents. It is essential for parents to communicate and cooperate in a respectful manner for the best interest of their children.

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  • 15. 

    True or False?   You should avoid placing you children in a position where they feel that they must choose a side.  Although you and your partner are going your separate ways, your children can be loyal to both of you, and maintain good relationships with both of you. 

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When parents separate or divorce, it is important to avoid putting children in a situation where they feel they have to choose sides. Children can still have a good relationship with both parents and be loyal to both, even if the parents are no longer together. This is important for the emotional well-being of the children and helps to maintain stability and positive relationships in their lives.

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  • 16. 

    When a parent expresses ________________ toward the other parent in front of the child, it can have a negative impact on the child.

    Correct Answer
    anger
    Explanation
    When a parent expresses anger toward the other parent in front of the child, it can have a negative impact on the child. This is because children are highly influenced by their parents' behaviors and emotions. Witnessing one parent expressing anger towards the other can create a sense of fear, anxiety, and instability in the child's mind. It can also lead to feelings of confusion, guilt, and stress. Additionally, it can negatively affect the child's relationship with both parents and their overall emotional well-being. Therefore, it is important for parents to manage their anger and resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner, away from the child's presence.

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  • 17. 

     It is _____________________ to children to keep them out of the middle of parental conflict. 

    • A. 

      Harmful

    • B. 

      Beneficial

    • C. 

      Detrimental

    • D. 

      Neither here nor there

    Correct Answer
    A. Harmful
    Explanation
    It is harmful to children to keep them out of the middle of parental conflict. This means that involving children in parental conflict can have negative consequences and can cause harm to their well-being and development. It is important to protect children from the negative effects of parental conflict and create a safe and supportive environment for them.

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  • 18. 

    True or False?   The divorce itself is not what causes the greatest harm to our children, but rather, the conflict that they tend to experience during that time.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because research has shown that it is not the divorce itself that causes the greatest harm to children, but rather the conflict that arises between the parents during the divorce process. High levels of conflict can lead to negative emotional and psychological outcomes for children, such as increased stress, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, it is important for parents to minimize conflict and prioritize the well-being of their children during and after a divorce.

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  • 19. 

    True or false    Taking a co-parenting course like this one will likely diminish your co-parenting skills and relationships.  These courses are designed to give you the information that you need in order to successfully collaborate on raising the children, even after the relationship has ended.  

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False.
    Taking a co-parenting course like this one will likely diminish your co-parenting skills and relationships. These courses are designed to give you the information that you need in order to successfully collaborate on raising the children, even after the relationship has ended.

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  • 20. 

    True or False?   Only women are the victims of domestic violence.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False.  Abuse can happen to people of any gender in any type of relationship.

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  • 21. 

    Florida law requires that ________________ in Florida who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver or other person responsible for the child's welfare MUST  immediately report that knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline of the Department of Children and Families.

    • A. 

      Any person

    • B. 

      Medical professionals

    • C. 

      Lawyers

    • D. 

      Parents

    Correct Answer
    A. Any person
    Explanation
    Florida law requires that any person in Florida who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver, or other person responsible for the child's welfare MUST immediately report that knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline of the Department of Children and Families. This means that it is not just specific individuals or professionals who are mandated to report child abuse, but any person who becomes aware of such situations. This inclusive approach ensures that anyone who witnesses or suspects child abuse has a legal obligation to report it, thereby prioritizing the safety and well-being of children.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is NOT a penalty for failing to report suspected child abuse? (Check all that apply)  
    1. A felony of the third degree. 
    2. Possible incarceration
    3. Financial penalties.

    • A. 

      A felony of the third degree

    • B. 

      Possible incarceration

    • C. 

      Financial penalties

    • D. 

      Peace of mind for knowing you helped a child

    Correct Answer
    D. Peace of mind for knowing you helped a child
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Peace of mind for knowing you helped a child," is not a penalty for failing to report suspected child abuse. It is a positive outcome or benefit that one may experience for reporting and helping a child in need. The other options listed, such as a felony of the third degree, possible incarceration, and financial penalties, are all potential penalties for failing to report suspected child abuse.

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  • 23. 

    In Florida, the basis for a modification to a child support order, or parenting plan, starts with there being a ________________________ since the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (or from the entry of the last order addressing these matters).

    • A. 

      Different opinion by one of the parents

    • B. 

      Substantial Change in circumstances

    • C. 

      Change in the child’s sleep patterns

    • D. 

      Shifting in the atmosphere

    Correct Answer
    B. Substantial Change in circumstances
    Explanation
    A modification to a child support order or parenting plan in Florida can only be made if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or the last order addressing these matters. This means that there must be a significant and material change in the circumstances of either the parents or the child that warrants a modification to the existing order. A different opinion by one of the parents, change in the child's sleep patterns, or shifting in the atmosphere would not meet the criteria for a modification unless they can be directly linked to a substantial change in circumstances.

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  • 24. 

    The change of circumstances giving rise to a potential child support modification must be __________________ in nature.

    • A. 

      Permanent

    • B. 

      Predictable

    • C. 

      Involuntary

    • D. 

      Expensive

    Correct Answer
    A. Permanent
    Explanation
    A potential child support modification must be based on a change of circumstances that is permanent in nature. This means that the change should be long-lasting or not expected to change back to the previous circumstances. A temporary change may not be sufficient to warrant a modification in child support.

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  • 25. 

    True or False?   It’s best to just have a verbal agreement if you’re making a change to the existing parenting plan.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A verbal agreement between you and your co-parent will not suffice. The modification must be in writing and must be approved by the court, in order for it to be effective and legally binding.

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  • 26. 

    Select 3 of the things that go into child support calculation:

    • A. 

      The net income of both parents

    • B. 

      The number of social events each parent attends annually

    • C. 

      The children's day care expenses

    • D. 

      The number of overnights the children spend with each parent

    • E. 

      The height and weight of the father relative to the mother

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The net income of both parents
    C. The children's day care expenses
    D. The number of overnights the children spend with each parent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the net income of both parents, the children's day care expenses, and the number of overnights the children spend with each parent. These factors are typically considered in child support calculations as they directly impact the financial responsibilities and time spent with the children by each parent. The number of social events attended by each parent and the physical characteristics of the parents, such as height and weight, are not relevant factors in determining child support.

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  • 27. 

    True or False?   During a divorce, the judge may NOT require a parent to maintain medical and or dental insurance for the children,  even if the cost of doing so is reasonable. That decision is completely up to the parents.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The judge could require a parent to maintain medical and or dental insurance for the children, if the cost of doing so is reasonable. A judge may also require that the parents maintain a life insurance policy to secure the remaining child support obligation, if the cost of doing so is reasonable.

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  • 28. 

    True or False?   If my co-parent does not pay child support as ordered by the court, I do not have to honor our time-sharing schedule. 

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Under Florida law, you do not have the right to withhold your children from your co-parent, whether or not your co-parent lives up to their responsibility to pay child support.

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  • 29. 

    In order to get a simplified dissolution of marriage, the following must be true (select all that apply):

    • A. 

      Neither of you is pregnant

    • B. 

      You do not have any children together

    • C. 

      You’re both independently wealthy

    • D. 

      No one is seeking alimony

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Neither of you is pregnant
    B. You do not have any children together
    D. No one is seeking alimony
    Explanation
    To obtain a simplified dissolution of marriage, certain conditions must be met. One of the conditions is that neither of the spouses should be pregnant. This is because a pregnancy would complicate the dissolution process and potentially affect the well-being of the child. Another condition is that the couple should not have any children together. Having children would require additional legal procedures and considerations, making the dissolution less simplified. Lastly, no one should be seeking alimony, which refers to financial support paid by one spouse to the other after the divorce. This condition suggests that both parties should be financially independent and not relying on each other for support.

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  • 30. 

      True or False? You may be required to go through mediation before presenting your case divorce to a judge.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. In most counties throughout Florida, before you have a chance to go before the judge, you will be required to go to mediation to see whether you can come to an agreement about all of the issues related to the divorce. One exception is that if you are a victim of domestic violence, mediation may not be required for you.

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  • 31. 

    In making the determination regarding time sharing, Florida courts are governed by the __________ interest of the child” standard.

    Correct Answer
    best
    Explanation
    Florida courts are governed by the "best interest of the child" standard when making determinations regarding time sharing. This means that the court will consider various factors and make decisions that prioritize the well-being and welfare of the child involved. The court will take into account factors such as the child's relationships with each parent, their physical and emotional needs, their safety, and any other relevant factors in order to determine what arrangement would be in the child's best interest.

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  • 32. 

      Which one of the following is NOT a factor the judge must consider when determining what is in the best interest of the child for time sharing purposes:

    • A. 

      The mental, physical and emotional health of the parents

    • B. 

      Whether each parent has a driver's license

    • C. 

      History of any child abuse, domestic violence, child neglect or abandonment,

    • D. 

      Parents ability to respond to the needs of the child, and not his or her own needs.

    • E. 

      The stability of the home that each parent can provide for the child. 5

    Correct Answer
    B. Whether each parent has a driver's license
    Explanation
    The judge must consider the mental, physical, and emotional health of the parents, the history of any child abuse, domestic violence, child neglect, or abandonment, the parent's ability to respond to the needs of the child, and the stability of the home that each parent can provide for the child. However, whether each parent has a driver's license is not a factor that the judge must consider when determining what is in the best interest of the child for time sharing purposes.

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  • 33. 

    True or False? Under Florida law, when a judge is deciding about time sharing, usually mothers will get preference because they are considered to be better able to take care of their children. 

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False: Until and unless proven otherwise, both parents are deemed equally fit and qualified to provide care for their children.

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  • 34. 

    True or False? After the divorce, whatever is on the paperwork is what both parents have to abide by. They cannot deviate from the court documents, even if they both agree.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Even after the divorce is finalized, the two parents can choose to do something different than what is included in the parenting plan, even after it is filed with the court. However, whenever there is a dispute between the two of you and you cannot agree on what should be done, this document will serve as the legally binding contract about how you will parent your child’s, and what your time-sharing plan will look like.

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