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Can a Judge Significantly Change Child Timesharing When the Only Issue Before the Court was the Exchange Location?

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Here is a recent case about a judge who changed an Orlando couple’s timesharing and child support obligations without even being asked. In an appeal from the Circuit Court for Orange County, Zameena (the former wife) appealed an order regarding custody and support where the trial judge on his own awarded her former husband… Read More »

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How Long Does Divorce Take in Florida?

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The time it takes for a divorce to be finalized varies with every individual. If the divorce is uncontested, meaning both spouses agree on everything, it can take as little as 4 weeks. In a contested divorce the court has to decide on what the spouses don’t agree on. These divorces can take 6… Read More »

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What is the Adoption Process Like in Florida?

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The road to adoption can be a long and stressful one, but in the end it’s extremely rewarding. The path differs for everyone, but it usually involves an orientation session, an in-depth training program to help you determine if adoption is right for you and your family, a home study and a background check. The… Read More »

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What Affects a Judge’s Child Custody Decision?

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Going through a divorce is never easy. It’s a time of arguing and disagreements, and it’s even worse when kids are involved. When you and your spouse can’t come to an agreement on child custody, a judge will step in and make the decision for you. A judge will make his or her decision… Read More »

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What Process Follows a Contested Relocation Request?

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You may or may not know the process of a parent relocation in instances where one parent is moving and wants to take the child with them. The parent that is moving is required to give notice within 60 days of the move. The notice is received by the other parent and the other… Read More »

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Will My Infidelity Affect the Child Support Amount?

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When divorces involve infidelity, they can seem more stressful and complicated. Florida has fairly clear laws regarding divorce, custody, and child support. However, each case is different, so your infidelity might have caused your case to differ from the usual. How Child Support is Determined Child support is usually straightforward in Florida divorces. The courts… Read More »

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How Will the Courts Split up my House in a Divorce?

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If you’re currently going through a divorce, you may be wondering how your belongings and assets will be divided. Luckily for you, Florida has a fairly predictable system for dividing property in the situation of a divorce. Florida Property Division Florida’s laws regarding property division call for equitable distribution of property between the two… Read More »

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Does Child Support Depend on How Many Kids I Have?

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The divorce aftermath can be a confusing and stressful time. Children being involved often make this time even more taxing. If you don’t have full custody of your child after the divorce, you may be wondering how child support will work out. Moreover, how much child support will you have to pay and will… Read More »

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Should I Still Get a Lawyer if my Divorce is Amicable?

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When most people think of divorce, they think of the big, contentious, Hollywood-fare, complete with courtroom scene and a couple fighting tooth-and-nail over every single item. The truth, though, is that very few divorces get to that point. Even though a relationship is ending and property is splitting, most couples are able to work… Read More »

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Tips on Maintaining a Time-Sharing Schedule

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In the state of Florida, child custody and visitation are lumped under the category of “time sharing,” which essentially boils down to both parents writing out a detailed plan for the time that a child spends with each parent. Depending on whether both parents were able to work together to formulate the plan, or… Read More »

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