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December 2014 Archives

Can FL courts have temporary jurisdiction in child custody cases?

It is possible for a Florida court to gain temporary jurisdiction of a child in child custody cases, in certain situations. The child must be physically present in the state of Florida, and the child appears to have been abandoned by their custodial parents or legal guardian.

One the largest divorce judgments in U.S. history appealed

Florida residents may find it interesting to know that the former spouse of a billionaire who made his fortune in the oil industry has taken steps to appeal a divorce decree that awarded her a divorce settlement in the amount of about a billion dollars. She claimed that the appeal was necessary because she listed at least 78 errors that the presiding judge that issued the divorce decree allegedly made, which caused the judge to issue what she considers the grossly undervalued judgment.

I was ordered to pay child support; how is it calculated?

First and foremost, it is important for parents of a child involved in any type of family court proceeding to understand that the intent of child support is to help the custodial parent raise the child. In fact, in divorce cases, child support should help to provide the child with a lifestyle, at least financially, as similar as possible to the one he or she enjoyed while the parties were married and living together. This is critical for the child's growth and development.

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