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Divorce and Children – Lesson from Hollywood

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Tackling Divorce and Children Ain’t Easy

If you have been exposed to social media within the last few days, ie aren’t holed up in some Tibetan monastery or currently incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, chances are you’ve heard about Gwynneyth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s recent decision to call it quits.

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Emergency Motion – Florida Family Court Definition

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Emergency Motion Florida Family Law and Necessary Grounds

For many, divorce in Florida and pandemonium are often interchangeable. When facing a transition of this magnitude, emotions run high and the term “emergency motion” is more widely exploited by spouses than “YOLO” and “turn’t up”

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How SB 718 Affects Your Parenting Plan

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Will This Affect My Parenting Plan?

If you live in Florida, you have probably been exposed to what some have coined as mass hysteria in response to SB 718. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Florida is leading the nation in what could be a sweeping movement towards alimony reform.

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How Do You Get Child Custody after Divorce?

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Child CustodyLaws Florida Prescribes To

 Halle and Gabriel. Usher and Tameka. Steve and Alejandra. Unless you have been completely disconnected from reality this past year (a la Lindsay Lohan, NFL replacement refs and the Republican majority), these star crossed lovers immediately trigger one thought: primary custody battle.

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Parenting Coordinator – Establishing a Parenting Plan

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What is a Parenting Coordinator Anyway?

Chances are, unless you are one of the lucky few who has attained enlightenment, you aren’t planning on inviting your ex over for Sunday brunch anytime soon. (Disclaimer: this does not include the laxative pancakes you’ve been thinking of whipping up).

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Military Divorce and Child Custody

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Military Divorce Process

You always had a thing for the strong, silent type and an unexplained affinity for camouflage.  That said, it was no surprise to  your friends and family when you decided to shack up with GI Joe/Jane and start popping out little soldiers of your own.

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Divorce and Child Custody Modification

divorceChange is the only constant in life, thereby, rendering the need for a post on custody modification. Whether the term divorce has just entered your vocabulary or the dust has already settled on your exodus from wedded bliss, you probably know this adage all too well. Perhaps  Mr.

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Can My Kids Testify About Child Custody?

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Child Custody Laws Florida Adheres To

As you are well aware from reading the prior posts on this site, the term child custody is now obsolete. Regardless of semantics, when facing a divorce with children in common, who will end up with the children is usually in the forefront of a person’s mind.

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The Requirements of the Relocation Statute Florida Follows

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The Issue the Relocation Statute Florida Law Presents

The term divorce is often synonymous with terms such as “new beginning” or “fresh start”. For many, that means getting the hell out of Dodge aka relocation. However, the days of just packing up and skipping town are long behind them if there are children involved.

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Child Visitation Rights in Florida

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Visitation Rights in Florida

In our last post, the discussion turned to child visitation rights regarding the interest of grandparents. Stemming from this, one’s attention naturally turns towards other key figures in a child’s life, such as a biological parent’s partner or a step-parent who has not sought formal adoption.

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Grandparent Rights In Florida Relating To Child Custody

Are there Grandparent Rights in Florida?

When it comes to timesharing, formerly referred to as visitation, family members (furry or not) are out of luck.  Just as Florida family courts refuse to recognize “custody” arrangements for the family pet, there are no grandparent rights in Florida for contact with their grandchildren.

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Parental Responsibility and Religion

Does Having Parental Responsibility Over Decision Making Allow Me To Chose My Child’s Religion?

With all of the recent political hype and societal focus on the separation of church and state, I found it appropriate to breach the subject of religion as it relates to parental responsibility. To reiterate,

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Common Child Custody Questions

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I Want Sole Child Custody

“How do I get full custody of my children?” is a common battle cry of divorcees either because they are unhappy with the way the other parent conducts themselves (ie late night partying/indulging in destructive behaviors) or because of the company the other parent is keeping.

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Handling a Spouse’s New “Friend” in a Child Custody Matter

Divorce ain’t easy. Especially when the person you have shared a marital bed with decides to shack up with someone else and there are issues of child custody. Whether it happens before the ink on your Settlement Agreement is dry, or months (sometimes even years) down the road, it usually stings pretty bad.

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Divorce and Children – Keep Them Out Of It

DIVORCE AND CHILDREN

Of course, as any loving parent would, you never mean to hurt your kids.  In fact, you have probably spent their lives doing anything you can to protect them. But, when you are faced with a situation involving divorce and children, your kids may be unintended victims without you even realizing it.

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