Getting a divorce in the public eye can be difficult. When children are involved it is even worse. A Florida senator, Joseph Abruzzo, is in the process of getting a divorce from his wife, Brandy, and their 7-month-old baby boy is caught in the middle. Last week, the senator wanted to have the baby over for a visit so he came by Brandy Abruzzo's house and picked him up. The senator didn't return him after a 24-hour period.
Child custody laws of Florida are in place for the unhappy occasion of divorce by a couple who need to determine what is best for the children involved. Many times, this isn't a cut and dried application. There may be some dispute as to who gets full custody, is it joint custody and how this whole custody issue will be resolved.
When you are getting a divorce, not only are you emotionally vulnerable, you are financially vulnerable as well. The law office of Thompson Family Law, P. A., knows this and has a goal to keep you are protected during the divorce proceedings. We will listen carefully to your story and will tell you what options are available under the laws of the state of Florida. There are many issues that come up in a divorce, such as child custody, child support and spousal support. We are experienced in these areas and can guide you through the maze that is seemingly engulfing you at this time.
When you get a divorce in Florida, and you have children, Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes can give you guidance as to what you may expect to happen. Of course, the interests of the children come first, however your interests are also important. Having a parenting plan in place is important.