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What is a True “Emergency” in Family Law Cases

Everyone believes their motion deserves the immediate attention and resolution by the Court.  Many self represented litigants and inexperienced attorneys believe that by filing an “Emergency Motion”, even if the issue is not a true emergency, they will receive that immediate attention and resolution. However, filing a Motion as an “Emergency” does not automatically get Read More

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Same Sex Custody Issue

Same sex marriage is now the law of the land. However, there are still many unanswered questions as to the rights of each “parent” when a same sex marriage or relationship ends. The 2nd District Court of Appeal recently decided the case of RUSSELL v. PASIK, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D2313a. This case involved a Read More

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Are you a Disney Dad?

The role of the divorced father has evolved over the last 20 years. In most modern divorces, both parents share in the responsibilities of parenting the children they share, if not equally then nearly so. Florida modified the language of its divorce-related statutes to reflect the change in philosophy — from custody to time-sharing.  The Read More

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Virtual Visitation And Parenting From A Distance

The world is getting smaller every day as the tools for communication become faster, cheaper and more accessible. Florida was among the first states to introduce virtual or electronic visitation for prisoners, and now is among those states to address this method of communication with parents who live at a distance from their children.  What Read More

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Can I Prevent My Ex-spouse from Moving Far Away with the Children after Divorce?

Parents with primary residency cannot simply move out of range of the other parent or anyone who has time sharing or other rights to the children. However, you need to take quick action to object if your ex-spouse files a petition for relocation. You cannot typically prevent your ex from moving, but Boca Raton parental Read More

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Can My Ex-spouse Prevent Me From Seeing the Children if I am Behind on My Child Support Payments?

Your children may rely on child support payments for their economic needs, but they also rely on contact with both parents for their vital emotional needs. Under Florida law, both parties of divorce must honor the terms of the final divorce decree. You are expected to meet your financial obligations, but your spouse cannot legally Read More

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How Can I Protect my Rights to Share Parenting When My Spouse Took the Children Out of State?

If your spouse recently moved the children after they were born and raised in Florida, child custody laws in Florida help ensure you continue to see your children regularly. However, when laws in two states are in conflict, certain federal laws help protect the best interests of the children by resolving parenting issues. According to Read More

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