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In order to keep the children at the forefront of timesharing considerations, the best interest standard must remain, and any attempts to try and replace, or relegate, that standard behind an arbitrary equal timesharing presumption, not only has the potential to be disruptive for children, at best, and catastrophic at worse, must be opposed.
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Under Florida law, there is a very strong presumption of legitimacy that accompanies a child born to an intact marriage. If the biological father is outside the marriage, he may run into problems when trying to establish paternal rights.
Unfortunately, paternal rights don’t always carry over into custody arrangements when the couple has not been married, and some dads are learning the hard way that the courts aren’t inherently designed to protect fathers’ rights.
Many family law litigants rely upon child and spousal support payments from their ex-spouse/partner as part of their financial survival. When those payments are not made, they are often left in difficult and desperate circumstances. There are several steps that can be taken to ensure compliance with financial support orders and, if necessary, force the compliance.
International custody disputes are happening more and more often in our ever-globalized world. Parents must proactively protect their children from a possible relocation with a parent who lives abroad.
Unfortunately, it is all too common that good parents end up being classified as unfit or neglectful based upon the following four simple and avoidable mistakes that are often made by parents who are in the midst of a child custody battle.
Co-parenting after divorce is challenging enough without one parent "conveniently" appearing and disappearing as they see fit. These 5 steps will help you deal with a gopher parent without losing your temper and hurting your child in the process.
It is common knowledge that parents have an obligation to provide financial support for their children. However, a common misconception is for parents to think that their obligation will automatically end when their child or children reach the age of 18.