Like many other states in the country, family law judges in Florida are increasingly deciding to award joint custody to both parents as opposed to just one. Research that shows that children tend to be more well-adjusted when they split their time equally between both parents' homes has motivated them to do this. This latest trend has made many wonder what happens with child support when parents share joint custody.
Back in the late 1960s, researchers at the University of Washington (UW) reviewed the psychiatric and medical records of several thousand patients in hopes of being able to narrow in the types of life events that caused them the most stress. Similar studies have been conducted with similar results. An increased focus on financial concerns has emerged, though.
When many people think of divorce, the picture that comes to mind is a scenario with angry spouses battling it out in the courtroom. While this is the reality for some divorces, it is not what happens in all situations. Many couples find common ground and proceed through divorce in a civil and mutually respectful way.
Time is ticking down before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) goes into full effect on Jan. 1, 2019. Once it does, it will change how both alimony and child support are dealt with.
A recent study conducted by University of Maryland researchers shed light on a trend that surprised researchers. Divorce rates are on a decline among millennials. In fact, the overall divorce rate in the United States apparently dropped by 18 percent between 2008 and 2016. There are a number of reasons that the researchers point to for this decline.