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When Issues Arise with Time Sharing

Upon receiving court order regarding a parenting plan, both parents are legally bound by it. If one parent is not honoring the plan by refusing to allow the child to spend time with the other parent, the court can help in dealing with the situation. A judge will always put the best interests of the […]

Florida Bill Seeks to Make Huge Alimony Changes

If Florida Republican state legislators have their way, the state’s “permanent” alimony system may soon become a thing of the past. A bill is currently making its way through the pertinent channels that would place limits on the payment duration. Florida is one of just six states that allow lifetime alimony, With the bill, “bridge […]

Dealing with an Uninvolved Parent

Following a divorce, you may find that you’ll need to help your children deal with the emotions associated with the breakup, in addition to helping them adjust to a potential new living arrangement or family structure. If your former spouse isn’t making an effort to remain in the children’s lives now that you’ve parted ways, […]

When Alimony Is No Longer Necessary

With an acrimonious divorce, having to deal with alimony can raise more issues between a pair of feuding soon-to-be exes. It’s worth remembering that alimony is solely meant to provide the former spouse with the same living standard he or she was accustomed to during the marriage until they can find employment. However, is it […]

Can Divorced Parents Access a Child’s Records?

Florida law ensures that both parents have equal rights when it comes to their child’s records, even if they’re divorced. However, this may change if a court happens to take such a right away for whatever reason. Among these records is medical and dental records. These documents are very useful for you to make proper […]

When Does Child Support End?

There are significant consequences that come with falling behind or failing to pay child support. Hence, it is imperative to make these payments a priority. Eventually, these payments will cease, but when does that time come? In most cases, child support ends when the child completes high school. There are scenarios where the payments will […]

Adopting a Foster Child

While many family planning Floridians are aware of the existence of adoption agencies in the state, not all understand the process. Bringing a foster child to a permanent family can be a positive, but also an exhausting time of life. Helping a new family member adapt to daily routines can be difficult; in addition to […]

Returning to Work Following a Divorce

Securing an agreement for spousal support is just the first part of getting back to enjoying your quality of life before the divorce. Clients continue to fall into the trap of believing that for the rest of their lives they will survive off alimony. Nevertheless, alimony is intended only to be a temporary solution in […]

Mediation: An Option to Consider

In a dependency case, your family case may be dealing with serious issues like possible neglect or child abuse. The complicated process of dependency in Florida may affect a satisfactory resolution. This requires a convoluted series of trials, including housing, adjudication, more. You may find that mediation is an option worth exploring. With mediation, a […]

Custody Sharing During the Holidays

With families that have gone through the pain of divorce, the holiday season can be a difficult one. There may still be feelings of resentment among the parents that may affect any family get-togethers. While it may seem like a good idea to simply avoid an uncomfortable situation by allowing the children to remain with […]

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