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January 2020 Archives

Florida lawmakers may soon put an end to lifetime alimony

Members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee signed off a Republican-backed bill aimed at eliminating lifetime alimony payments in Florida this past week. The bill's supporters must now wait for the same piece of legislation to heard by state senators. If Republican lawmakers are successful in getting the bill passed on its first round in the Senate, then the legislation will be on its way to being voted on by the entirety of both legislative bodies.

A Florida mom is arrested for interfering with child custody

Florida parents have two different options when it comes to reaching agreements about how to share custody of their kids. They can broker a deal among themselves whether alone or with the help of a mediator. If they can't work out a resolution among themselves, then Florida parents can litigate their custody cases in front of a judge. A court has to sign off on any parenting agreement. Penalties including criminal charges may be assessed if a parent violates a parenting order. One Florida mom learned this the hard way this past week.

How can divorce mediation help with pension discussions?

Divorces in the past used to only be able to be resolved by couples duking it out in front of a judge in a Florida courtroom. Many spouses who disagree with one another now pursue mediation instead of litigation though. If you and your ex have pensions that you don't feel comfortable parting with, then you may want to have a mediator step in to help you reach an agreement with your spouse about what should happen to them.

What situations may result in you losing custody of your kids?

Most Florida judges aim to keep kids and their parents together whenever they can. They do this because they believe that it's in the best interests of the children to do so. Some instances are just too serious that it becomes impossible to allow a parent to continue having custody of their child. It's in these instances when judges often award sole custody to only one parent.

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