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Talk to your kids about different ways to cope with divorce

It is often recommended that those going through divorce seek counseling or confide in a friend during the process. It’s definitely not an easy process so it makes sense that seeking help for the emotional aspects of divorce can be extremely helpful. The same goes for children. Some parents may think that a child can easily cope with a divorce because of their resilient nature, but every child is different.

What is meant by parental responsibility and time sharing?

In 2011, a Florida bill officially renamed child custody and visitation to parental responsibility and time-sharing. Authorities may have hoped the switch would minimize legal battles over child custody, particularly regarding whether a parent would be designated as the primary or secondary parent. However, the core approach is the same, especially regarding the best interest of the child standard.

Don't let uncertain paternity take away your parental rights

Many individuals may go through their entire lives without any issues regarding the identities of their children. However, you may find yourself in a situation where paternity does come into question, and if you hope to gain rights as a father, you may find the establishing of paternity of particular interest.

How do courts calculate child support obligations?

Is determining child support obligations more difficult for unmarried parents? Our family law firm has helped both married and unmarried parents navigate their child support obligations under Florida law. Although the best interest of the child standard is constant, the procedures are slightly different.

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