Category Archives: family law

What is Parental Time-Sharing?
The decision for married parents to end their marriage is never an easy one. Both parents have likely played major roles in their child’s life and changes are imminent. In Florida, both parents are expected to continue to be part of their child’s life following a divorce. Generally, both parents have equal responsibility for their child’s safety and well-being. Children should spend time with both parents. Parental time-sharing is a term that has replaced the word “custody.” In the past, custody was awarded to one parent in a divorce, while the other had visitation rights. Parental Time-Sharing Today, the courts recognize that both parents share equal responsibility for their children and both need to spend time with their kids. Time-sharing is an arrangement that provides a schedule that parents follow for spending time with their children following a divorce. This arrangement is also sometimes called joint parenting or.
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What You Need to Know About Alimony in Florida
When you get divorced in Florida, you want to make sure that you have enough money to cover your expenses. Alimony is money that one partner pays to another as part of a divorce agreement. Alimony is also known as support or maintenance. Couples need to address alimony as part of their settlement terms. The final decision of alimony will be made through the court and becomes part of the divorce order. Types of Alimony There are various types of alimony in Florida. The main types of alimony are permanent, rehabilitative, temporary, bridge-the-gap, durational, and lump sum. Permanent alimony is generally provided for a spouse who has not worked or does not have the ability to work. It is most likely awarded in cases in which the marriage lasted longer than seven years. Rehabilitative alimony is provided for a spouse to get training or go back to school.
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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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