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Dad angered by Florida court system

Florida residents may be interested in a recent article which discussed the current plight of divorced fathers facing alleged discrimination by the Florida family court system. According to the article, the discrimination stems from the failure of a bill last year that would have overhauled the court system. Opposition to the bill was lobbied intensely by a women's rights group. Among other things, the bill would have ended the possibility of fathers paying permanent alimony.

Director faces divorce

Florida residents who are fans of film director Michael Moore may have read about his recent marital problems. Moore is currently undergoing a split that one source characterized as "vicious." He is divorcing his wife of 23 years, Kathleen Glynn. Though Moore is perhaps better known than Glynn, she had a hand in his success, as she produced some of Moore's documentaries for which he has become famous. The couple also amassed tens of millions of dollars during their time together, and much of this high asset divorce will undoubtedly deal with dividing the large amount of money and property they have between the two of them.

Mediating child custody

Florida parents who are in the process of divorce may wonder how to come up with a parenting plan without unnecessary strife. For parents who are interested in a cooperative divorce, negotiation and cooperation are essential steps. More spouses are turning to mediation and dispute resolution rather than court in order to make the process of dividing one family into two households as low-stress as possible. Knowing what to expect when going into mediation is one way to help make things easier.

Protect children traveling internationally with exes

Divorced parents in Florida may have heard about international abductions and felt anxious about allowing their children to travel internationally with their ex-spouses. This may be particularly true if the exes have families or other ties abroad. However, there are a number of things parents can do to keep their children safer.

Hidden, illiquid assets disputed in high-asset divorces

Divorcing couples in Florida with a substantial amassed fortune are likely to find that the path to a clean division of financial property is a complicated one. The matter becomes more complex when one or both spouses take the effort to hide assets from the other. Financial planners specialized in divorce frequently work to resolve matters regarding assets that are hidden or illiquid in value.

Millionaire's income disclosed in child support trial

Parents in Florida may be interested in the latest news to make headlines regarding a 45-year-old top Citigroup executive. The businessman recently went to trial against his ex-wife, who is seeking an increase in child support payments to $25,000 a month. The couple's divorce was finalized in 2006, and they last amended their child support agreement for their two children in 2008.

Continental Resources billionaire to keep control of company

Followers of Forbes in Florida may be familiar with Harold Hamm, the founder of Continental Resources who has an estimated net worth of about $14.6 billion. Hamm owns approximately 126 million shares and a 70 percent equity stake in the oil production company, which saw a 39 percent increase in production in 2013.

Shared parenting movement spurs child custody trend among fathers

One question that might be asked in Florida and anywhere that U.S. family law matters are discussed is, "Why are more single men heading up households than ever before?" The answer may lie in the fact that judges in some states are following revamped guidelines for awarding child custody in divorce. The new rules handed down to family law courts by state legislatures redefine what is meant by "the best interests of the child," the gold standard of priorities in custody disputes.

Wife of in-rehab singer Cassidy files for divorce

It should come as no surprise to Florida residents that celebrities often run into the same kinds of marital difficulties as anyone else. Celebrity divorces, of course, are often fodder for media outlets, so even if the reasons for a split are similar to everyday people, the actual divorce is often played out in front of a wide audience.

Wife of in-rehab singer Cassidy files for divorce

It should come as no surprise to Florida residents that celebrities often run into the same kinds of marital difficulties as anyone else. Celebrity divorces, of course, are often fodder for media outlets, so even if the reasons for a split are similar to everyday people, the actual divorce is often played out in front of a wide audience.

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