Category Archives: family law

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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Do I Need to Take a Parenting Class in a Florida Divorce?
Going through a divorce can be difficult for adults, but for children, it can be even more devastating. As a parent, you want to make sure that you handle the issues regarding the children in a way that will be most beneficial and the least stressful for your kids. In Florida, parents who are going through a divorce must take a parenting class. The class helps parents to reduce negativity and conflict and provide a more stable life for children during this transitional period. What Will I Learn in a Parenting Class? Parenting classes are designed specifically for parents going through divorce in Florida. You may choose to take a class in person or you may prefer to sign up for an online class. Either one is fine, as long as the class is from an approved provider. The class will provide you with the legal process for how to resolve disputes, if.
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Can I Get a Legal Separation in Florida?
The decision to end your marriage is a big one and one that you do not want to make lightly. Some couples may want to separate for a period of time before they decide to go ahead with a divorce. In some states, you can get a legal separation as a step towards dissolving your marriage. Florida does not have a formal legal separation statute. In states that do have legal separation, judges handle a separation in a manner that is similar to divorce. The couple resolves many of the issues of a divorce at the time of the separation except that the parties stay married. Can We Live Apart? Although there is no legal mechanism for a separation in Florida, it may still be in your best interest to live apart for awhile before you decide to divorce. The law does allow for you to petition for alimonymore