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Relocating with Your Child

If you’ve recently gone through the Florida divorce process and wish to move, you might wonder how your child custody arrangements will be affected by relocating. The rules and regulations that you must obey will depend heavily on how the child’s other parent feels about the transfer, but will also have to satisfy some situational […]

Approaching the Subject of a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement isn’t something many couples like to think about and it may induce feelings of worry or anxiety. Despite its potential connotations, a prenup doesn’t mean a partner is seeing a future divorce. Instead, it can be viewed as a way to get rid of uncertainties while protecting the interests of both individuals. […]

LGBT Couples May Wish to Become Equal Legal Parents

Since 2015, same sex marriage has been legal in Florida. During the same year, the statute preventing same sex couples from adopting was also removed. Same sex couples living in Florida may have adopted as single parents to circumvent the ban. If that’s the case, parents may wish to take the steps to become legal […]

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 […]

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