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March 2019 Archives

Resolving issues related to child relocation

It isn't easy to develop a child custody and visitation plan that meets the needs of both parents and the child. These arrangements get a lot more complicated when a custodial parent plans to relocate to another city in Florida or another state with the child after finalization of the divorce.

Can you handle the caregiving duties for a brain-injured spouse?

If you are the spouse of a patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you are a member of a club that no one ever wants to join. Your relationship with your husband or wife will often be irretrievably altered as a result of the traumatic injury that affected their cognitive and physical abilities.

Dealing with asset division at age 50 and older

According to a number of studies, people aged 50 and above are divorcing at a historically high rate. In legal terms, these so-called gray divorces are essentially the same as divorces among younger people. However, divorce among older people, who have had more time to earn income and collect assets, can be more complex when it comes to the division of property.

The importance of knowing child support guidelines in Florida

Child support in Florida can be a contentious issue for parents after divorce or after the end of other relationships. Be it joint custody or sole physical custody, both parents will likely want to ensure that they are providing sufficient benefits to fulfill their child's needs. To raise a child in the best possible manner, it is important for parents to be well-aware of the child support guidelines.

Decoding the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act - Part II

The Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act was promulgated by the Uniform Law Commission in 2006 and subsequently adopted by the state of Florida in order to deter and prevent the abduction of children after divorce and award of child custody. Stemming from the provisions of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement and further strengthening it, the UCAPA is applicable to both domestic and international abduction of children, which was discussed in the previous post.

Decoding the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act - Part I

Despite the best intentions of the courts and most parents in dealing with child custody matters, there are some situations where concerns may arises over the possibility of one parent disregarding the court directive and abducting a child. While state laws like those here in Florida address initial child custody and visitation arrangements as well as some remedial actions in the event of child abductions, prevention mechanisms may appear somewhat inadequate to many people, particularly where a child may cross state or international boundaries.