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October 2014 Archives

My ex is not honoring the time-sharing schedule, what can I do?

It is very important for any parent involved in a child custody dispute to keep in mind that they have rights. If one parent is being denied the right to see their child, then that parent has legal recourse regarding this and other child custody issues. Speaking with an experienced family law attorney on the matter may help in understanding one's legal options and what steps one can take to resolve the issue expeditiously. Typically, the parent who has been denied time with their child can file a motion to modify the existing parenting plan or a motion to compel the non-complaint parent to honor the time-sharing schedule.

How does active military duty impact child support?

If you are a parent who is paying child support and has been activated into active duty by the military, here is what you need to know regarding your responsibilities towards your child. These include issues such as time-sharing, as well as child support modification and the rights to which you are entitled.

Mission Impossible lead actress files for divorce

Florida residents may be interested to hear that according to recent media reports, Paula Patton -- the lead actress of the fourth installment of the movie Mission Impossible -- has filed for dissolution from her husband of eight years, musician Robin Thicke. The news of the divorce filing is not a complete surprise since the couple had been estranged from each other for at least eight months prior to the actual filing of divorce papers.

The four types of alimony in Florida

In the state of Florida alimony is categorized into four types. They are called durational, rehabilitative, permanent and bridge-the-gap. What type is awarded by the courts is generally dependent on the length of the marriage before the dissolution took place and the financial needs and abilities of both parties.

Should parents consider child custody issues in estate planning?

When individuals are thinking of drafting a will, how many people, particularly parents, consider addressing child custody issues in their estate plans? In addition to child custody issues, Florida parents who are planning on drafting a will should in earnest consider how their financial assets will be distributed t0 not only the surviving spouse or partner, but also to their child or children.

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