Category: Child Custody

Reform Law for Fairness in Divorce

It's not uncommon for a divorce to be messy when it comes to disagreements about alimony, child custody and child support. The Florida Legislature has been working on divorce law reforms in hopes of making divorce more fair and less difficult on families. Changes to alimony and custody are framing...

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Filing for Paternity as a Mother

In this day and age the wonders of DNA technology allow mothers to file for paternity from father’s who deny their paternity or do not accept responsibility for their child. In Florida paternity can be established one of two ways. A couple is married and the child is born during...

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Consequences of Hiding Assets in a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be tempted to obscure some of your assets from the divorce proceedings. But we are here to say that getting caught hiding assets in a divorce proceeding can have drastic effects on the outcome of your case. It is legally required...

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What to Include in a Parenting Plan

If you have gone through a divorce involving children chances are you will be splitting parenting duties with your ex-spouse. It is absolutely vital to establish a good working relationship with your ex and some states even require parents to file a parenting plan with the court as a part...

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Penalties of Ignoring Family Court Order

When a former spouse fails to follow family court orders the consequences against them can be severe. Family court orders often pertain to child custody and visitation standards. We have outlined the penalties for ignoring child custody orders below. What is Child Custody and Visitation Child custody means that person...

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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

When moving through complicated divorce cases, the children are often briefly forgotten. Amidst all of the property arguments, child support claims, and accusations, it can be tough to hear the child’s voice. That is the purpose of a Guardian ad Litem. A Guardian ad Litem can be appointed by the...

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Florida Parents Required to Take Parenting Course Prior to Divorce

Did you know that the state of Florida requires couples with minor children to complete a mandatory parenting class prior to finalizing a divorce? The Parent Education and Family Stabilization class is 4 hours long, and most judicial circuits, including the Orlando area, allow parents to complete the course either...

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Do You Suspect Your Ex-Spouse Is Treating Your Child Badly?

Divorce is a tough time for all parties involved. It can be a stressful and time consuming experience for the splitting couple. Couples have to figure out how to fairly divide possessions, money, and businesses, if applicable, while dealing with the emotional turmoil of losing their spouse. If there are...

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Divorce: Leave the Kids Out of It!

In the midst of a heated divorce, it can be easy to lost track of what is really important. Often, dueling spouses will use whatever they can to make their soon-to-be ex look bad, or to cause them pain. Sadly, it is not uncommon for spouses to drag children into...

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Custody Dispute Nearly Ends in Tragedy

Child custody disputes between parents often get heated. When you are dealing with something as invaluable and precious as your child and the time you get to spend with your child, it’s no surprise that divorced spouses often have a hard time negotiating child custody terms in a calm, reasonable...

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