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Tips For The Handoff — Easing A Child’s Transition Between Parents

Florida’s approach to the management of children after divorce is clearly reflected in the language of the related statutes. The concept of time-sharing replaced custody a few years ago with the intention of equalizing parents in their post-divorce child-rearing responsibilities. These days, it is not uncommon for children to divide their time equally between their 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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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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What is Involved in Setting Up an Acceptable Time Sharing Schedule?

Florida law requires divorcing parents in Boca Raton and throughout Florida to develop a schedule covering every day in a year to provide their children with the regular parental contact they need. However, time sharing schedules pertain to much more than just time. Non-residential parents retain decision-making and other rights even when the children are Read More

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Do I Need to Personally Attend All Mediation Negotiations to Settle My Divorce in Florida?

When you choose divorce mediation, your future and the futures of your children depend on the results of the negotiations. While Florida law has provisions that allow you to give permission for others to act on your behalf, most divorce mediation lawyers strongly discourage this practice. Rare circumstances may prevent you from making your own 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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Can I Lose My Personal Property in a Divorce Settlement?

Many married couples tend to pool their financial resources, including funds they earned before they walked down the aisle. While co-mingling assets is an easy way to help marriages get off to a good financial start, this practice is just one way you can lose your personal property in a divorce settlement. Experienced lawyers work 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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Can Parents Effectively Share Custody When Living in Different States?

Parents can generally expect additional challenges when raising children from separate homes while sharing custody. The ages and unique personalities of the children come into play when a long distance separates their parents. While Florida courts typically discourage parents from sharing physical custody while living in different states, children can do well with a good Read More

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WAIVER OF MODIFICATION OF ALIMONY FOR SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIP

Florida Statute 61.14(1)(b)1 allows for a modification of alimony if the obligee former spouse is in a supportive relationship. The statute provides in pertinent part that: The court may reduce or terminate an award of alimony upon specific written findings by the court that since the granting of a divorce and the award of alimony Read More

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