Like most Florida parents, you probably assume that your children know you love them and that you always have their best interests in mind. Studies show, however, that when it comes to divorce, children tend to internalize their parents' situations, often believing that they are somehow to blame.
Drivers who realize they may be drunk often attempt to escape when they spot a police car. Such efforts are often unsuccessful, and they can lead to more serious criminal charges. An episode in Melbourne illustrates both points.
Drug dealers, like many businesses, are often trying to improve their methods of soliciting drug deals and delivering drugs to their customers. A couple living in Ocala, FL were recently arrested for selling drugs from a window in their mobile home - much like a fast food drive-thru.
One of the most painful post-divorce experiences is the relocation of one of the divorced spouses and dealing with issues of child custody and visitation. Florida has adopted a statute that attempts to specify the factors that must be considered and how the courts will resolve any disputes. As with most questions dealing with the custody of minor children, the principal factor is the best interests of the child. Nevertheless, every child's situation is unique and no single rule will fit every situation.
Sex offenders often use their occupation as a way of contacting vulnerable children. Church workers, school employees and others who work with children in situations where the adult occupies a position of power vis-à-vis the child. In a recent case from Polk County, the theme received a significant variation. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a 38-year-old construction worker has been charged with various sex crimes involving an 11-year-old girl.
Children deserve to receive emotional and financial support from their parents. When parents live together, they often pool their resources to provide their children with the best care that they can as a united couple. However, when parents separate or divorce it can be more difficult for them to provide for their kids as they live in separate households.