Fort LauderdaleFamily Law Blog

Friday,
August 11, 2017.
posted in Child Custody
Non Custodial Dependent Child Claims

Non Custodial Dependent Child Claims

If you have children, you’re no doubt aware of the dependent child exemption available to you on your taxes. Whether single or married, this exemption is available to all taxpayers with dependent children. Things can get complicated, however, if you are the divorced non-custodial parent of a dependent child or children. The requirements for claiming...

Friday,
August 04, 2017.
posted in Divorce
Is Divorce Really Seasonal?

Is Divorce Really Seasonal?

While people can file for divorce at any time, new research is showing a seasonal trend. According to research done by the University of Washington, divorce filings consistently peak in March and August. This result shows that divorce filings may be governed by a domestic ritual pattern that drives family behavior. It is also noted...

Sunday,
July 02, 2017.
posted in blog
Don’t delay: The disadvantages of a drawn-out divorce

Don’t delay: The disadvantages of a drawn-out divorce

Divorce, no matter how amicable you and your spouse attempt to make it, is going to have its share of unpleasantness and stress, both emotional and financial. For this reason, you or your soon-to-be-ex may understandably start to procrastinate divorce proceedings in an attempt (either knowingly or subconsciously) to delay the inevitable ordeal. However, there...

Friday,
June 30, 2017.
posted in Domestic Violence
Florida woman faces charges for shooting partner

Florida woman faces charges for shooting partner

Domestic violence charges have the potential to seriously change a person’s life. In addition to the criminal penalties — including jail or prison time, probation and others — people can face social and economic consequences. For example, even allegations of domestic violence can result in child custody changes and protective orders. These types of civil...

Friday,
June 23, 2017.
posted in Paternity
Lesbian parents face unusual paternity challenges

Lesbian parents face unusual paternity challenges

Many Florida residents assume that because the United States Supreme Court legitimized same-sex marriage a couple of years ago, that same-sex parents gained a new set of rights. In reality, however, states have addressed this issue in a number of different ways. In some states, same-sex couples have been permitted to list both partners’ names...

Friday,
June 16, 2017.
posted in Family Law
Couple faces serious family law issues related to marijuana use

Couple faces serious family law issues related to marijuana use

A family is fighting for the return of their five children after a prolonged child custody case that involves their extended family members and their state of residence. The couple lost custody of their kids after the parents expressed an interest in moving to a nearby state to be able to access legal marijuana for...

Wednesday,
June 14, 2017.
posted in Family Law
Family law case leaves teenage girls in home with sex offender

Family law case leaves teenage girls in home with sex offender

Most Florida parents have a great deal of concern for the well-being of their children. This concern does not subside when parents divorce; in many cases, the noncustodial parent becomes increasingly anxious about whether his or her children are being properly cared for. In a family law case that has reached one state’s highest judicial...

Wednesday,
June 14, 2017.
posted in Child Support
Innovative methods may spark improved child support collections

Innovative methods may spark improved child support collections

Although child support proceedings in Florida and every other state can involve fathers or mothers who callously choose to elude paying support for their children, such cases are fortunately a small minority of the large number of parents who pay support or who sincerely strive to keep up with the payments. There are some parents...

Thursday,
June 08, 2017.
posted in Divorce
Covering all the financial bases during divorce

Covering all the financial bases during divorce

For many Florida residents, moving through the property division process is one of the most stressful aspects of ending a marriage. Understanding how to properly divide marital wealth is a challenge, especially for spouses who have not played an active role in managing family finances. For those individuals, it is absolutely critical to construct a...

Thursday,
June 01, 2017.
posted in Family Law
Shared child custody is a Florida family law option

Shared child custody is a Florida family law option

As most divorce attorneys will say, few legal matters are more emotionally fraught than child custody battles. No loving parent can bear the thought of losing access to a child. That fear is often what drives parents to fight to the bitter end to retain as much time with their kids as possible. According to...

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