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April 2016 Archives

Proposed changes to child custody, alimony vetoed in Florida

Any changes in laws that affect Florida families are likely to have both fierce supporters and harsh critics. This was certainly the case for a proposed bill that would have made significant changes to both child custody and alimony laws in the state.

What exactly does "best interests of the child" mean?

Child custody is one of the most contentious issues involved in any divorce. Who will get custody? If I'm the father, will I get to see my kids? Who will have a say in how the child is raised? What if I believe the child is in a dangerous environment?

The financial toll of divorce doesn't end with a settlement

We often discuss the emotional fallout of divorce, but ending a marriage also takes a financial toll on those involved. Prior to divorce, you may have paid for counseling or therapy sessions, and you might have separated and lived in (and paid for) two separate homes. During the divorce, there are legal expenses to consider and your childcare costs can increase for parents who have to spend more time at work or with their attorney resolving various legal issues.

Debunking 4 myths of child custody in Florida

People can experience a great deal of fear when it comes to family law issues like child custody and visitation. This fear can make people jump to conclusions or make assumptions about the situation and their rights that aren't necessarily true, and this can lead to some costly and avoidable missteps.

Your divorce doesn't have to get ugly

When people think about divorce, they often imagine dramatic courtroom outbursts, tabloid headlines and nasty allegations hurled by one or both sides. While this can certainly be the picture that's painted when it comes to celebrity divorces or particularly bitter splits, the fact is divorce doesn't have to be the horrific experience people often expect.