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Can I Relocate With My Child After a Divorce?
Going through a divorce is a challenging experience for everyone in the family. Following a divorce, you may consider making some life changes. One of the changes may be to move out of the area. You may want to take a job in another city, or you might prefer to move closer to your family. If you have shared parenting of your children, picking up and moving is not always easy. You will need to get approval from the other parent and/or the court if you want to relocate with your child. What is Relocation? When you simply want to move across town, you will not need permission from the courts or from the other parent. However, if you want to move further than 50 miles away, Florida statutes consider it relocation. Relocation applies when a parent will move further away than 50 miles and plans to stay.
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What is a Plea Deal and can I Get One?
If you have been charged with a crime, you may be unsure of what to expect with the legal process. You probably have many questions and are not sure what the future holds. Depending on the charges, you may be eligible for a plea agreement. A plea agreement, also known as a plea deal, is an agreement to reduce the defendant’s punishment, often by reducing the charges or through reduced sentences. In return, the defendant must typically plead guilty to a lesser charge. In some cases, you may get a plea deal in exchange for testimony in a case against another defendant. What are the Benefits of a Plea Deal? There are several potential benefits to a plea deal. The most significant advantage is that you will be able to plead guilty to lesser charges, so you will not have the most serious charges on your record. This.
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What Happens if I Cannot Pay My Child Support?
As part of the divorce order, the judge will determine the amount of child support the parent must pay. Once the order is in effect, it is legally binding. Everyone has times in their lives during which they suffer setbacks and problems. If you encounter a situation in which you get behind on your child support or alimony payments, you may wonder what will happen and whether there is anything you can do. If you are under court order to make payments, you must do so or you will face penalties. What is a Family Contempt Case? If you fail to pay court-ordered child support or alimony, you are in contempt of family court. Contempt simply means that you have failed to follow a court order. You may be charged with contempt if you get behind on payments or fail to pay. You may also be in contempt.
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