Category Archives: Child Support
What is the DCF and What is a DCF Case
The DFC is the Department of Children and Families in Florida. Any child abuse, abandonment and neglect must be reported to the DFC. The DFC works in the best interest of the children to make sure their homes are safe and to place them somewhere that is safe if they are in any danger…. Read More »
What Are Included in Grandparent Rights
Divorce not only impacts a couple’s immediate family; it can also impact a grandparent’s ability to see their grandchildren. Grandparents have the right to be granted custody of their grandchildren or even court-mandated visitation with their grandchildren. Legislation has been put into place over the past 35 years to ensure that grandparents do have… Read More »
What is the Legal Process of Divorce in Florida?
The state of Florida attempts to make the divorce process as simple and as stress free as possible. Divorce is never easy, so it is important to understand the entire process before you go through it. This article will take you through the steps that should be completed during the process of a divorce. It… Read More »
What Determines my Child Visitation Rights as a Father?
Divorce can be a trying time on families. Having to divide custody in a way that everyone agrees on can be difficult and may not always result in the best outcome. So how do you define your rights to custody and visitation as a father? In the state of Florida there’s several ways to… Read More »
Who Claims the Dependent on Taxes if Parents Have Equal Time Sharing
Sharing custody of a child often leads divorced parents to wonder which parent gets to claim their child on their taxes. Luckily there are federal laws in place that make determining which parent gets a tax break much easier. How a dependence tax deduction is determined Even when parents have shared custody, it rarely… Read More »
Lawmakers Try to Get Approval for Another Alimony Overhaul
Florida lawmakers are, again, trying to push a bill past Governor Rick Scott that will overhaul the current child support standards. This is the second time the lawmakers are trying to get Governor Rick Scott to approve this alimony bill. Changing How Time-Sharing in Florida is Determined The new bill includes a large section… Read More »
When Can Florida Child Support Go Beyond Age 18?
Child support is often a mandatory aspect of a divorce or separation of any kind when minor children are involved. A child support order is the court’s means making sure a minor is consistently provided for financially. Even if a parent is not physically present in a child’s life, the state of Florida orders… Read More »
Can my Child Testify in my Divorce Case?
If you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation of divorce, you know the many difficult stages to the court case there are. Besides the pain of the actual relationship separation, there also has to be a decision on property division and most difficult of all, child custody. If you are currently entering or involved in a… Read More »
What is a Guardian ad Litem?
A Guardian ad Litem is a person appointed by the court whose job is to investigate the the household and look further into a situation beyond the courtroom. After looking into a situation, the Guardian ad Litem would return to the court, advising on issues like where the children should live, whether the children… Read More »
What to Expect in Divorce Court
Unfortunate as it is, relationships can deteriorate over time, to the extent that the two spouses agree the best solution is to go their own ways. When a marriage deteriorates in this manner, the result is typically a divorce, which is the legal dissolution of a marriage and all of the assets associated with… Read More »