Category: Child Custody

Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Terms

Divorce can be confusing, especially when you’re dealing with terms you may not understand. Making sure you know these terms will help ease some stress of your divorce. Helpful Florida divorce terms Alimony: a payment of support provided by one spouse to the other. Annulment: a marriage can be dissolved...

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if we Split Custody 50/50?

In an ideal world, each parent would be responsible for exactly 50 percent of their child’s finances and no court orders would determine who pays how much and for what. Unfortunately, that ideal situation doesn’t always happen. One parent typically ends up spending more on their children, whether they live...

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Does Alimony Ever Stop

In the state of Florida, alimony is typically modifiable in both amount and duration. But, in some cases alimony can specifically be non-modifiable. If a judge granted alimony that is non-modifiable or did not grant alimony at all, alimony cannot be modified or granted. This article explains the specific lifestyle...

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How is Paternity Established in Florida?

In Florida, when a child is born to a mother that is married, the law assumes that child’s father is the mother’s husband. If the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth paternity has to be established. This article explains how to establish paternity and why it’s...

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How Does Florida Enforce Child Support?

It is every parent’s basic duty to provide for their child whether they live with the parent or not. In a divorce, the parent not living with the child usually pays the custodial parent child support to help take care of their child. When a noncustodial parent refuses to pay...

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How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

Domestic violence in Florida is defined as assault, battery, sexual abuse, stalking, kidnapping, or any other criminal offense by one household or family member to another that causes injury or death. While judges make custody decisions with the presumption that both parents should share custody, they will make other arrangements...

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Determining the Best Interests of the Child in Florida

A divorce can be extremely stressful on children. Divorce courts in Florida take this into consideration in every case, leading them to consider what is in the best interest of the child in their custody decisions. There are several factors that go into determining the best interest of the child...

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Same Sex Divorce Rights

Same sex marriage is a fairly new thing to the legislation in most states. This leave same sex couples to face unique challenges when it comes to same sex divorce. Because there is no specific legislation made for same sex divorce, judges must interpret laws that were made with heterosexual...

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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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