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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?

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.

Paternity and the older father

It not unusual for men to have children later in life or to have them in an unmarried relationship. People who have gone through one divorce may be reluctant to marry a second time. However, that does not mean that men do not want to have children with their new partner.

Florida Senate approves proposed child custody reform law

The Florida Senate has passed a new bill that will alter the state's child custody rules if it is signed into law. The new piece of legislation would make Florida one of the leaders in a national effort to award equal child custody to parents who are divorcing. However, it could still be time before this piece of legislation is approved.

How can I negotiate child custody with my ex-spouse?

When children are involved in a divorce action, it is a natural reaction to want what is best for them. Sometimes, that means putting your wishes wants and desires second. It is best to try and work out the child custody issue between the two of you through your attorneys.

Senator Abruzzo fighting for full custody of child in Florida

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 in Florida and where to do your research

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.

What is a parenting plan?

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.

Getting custody of your child very detailed in Florida

Child custody in a divorce situation is usually fraught with emotion. Both of you may believe you are the better parent and want what is best for the child. Many times, you are the one who knows your child best and can provide for his or her physical and emotional needs. There are certain steps in the Florida statutes that deal with child custody that you may want to become familiar with.

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