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Do I Need a Parenting Plan?

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Whether you are getting divorced and have minor children from your marriage or are separating from your child’s other parent—even if you are not married—it is important to understand how child custody issues work in Florida. First, the state of Florida does not use the terms “child custody” or “visitation” but instead handles child… Read More »

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GAL vs Social Investigators

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GAL vs Social Investigators.  Have you ever wondered what they are or what the difference is? if you are involved in a custody case you may want to think about one of these options. Here is some general information about them. GAL (Guardian Ad Litem) A Guardian Ad Litem is a someone the court… Read More »

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Paternity: Legal or Biological Parent. Which one wins?

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Whether a child is born during a marriage or not makes a difference in how paternity is handled.  the law states that a child born during the marriage is presumed to be a child of the marriage.  Therefore, if the Husband is not the child’s biological father the marital status could trump the biological… Read More »

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Custody and Visitation

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Custody and Visitation Questions? Let our Orlando Custody Attorneys help you understand these terms. We notice that many people are confused when dealing with custody and visitation.  We find that many times people will say they want full custody or sole custody not knowing what that really means.  in Florida, when we discuss custody… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity in Florida

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If you have a child born out of wedlock you should establish paternity for that child.  In Florida, Florida Statute Chapter 742 deals with determining paternity.  Pursuant to Florida Statute 742.011 it states that “[a]ny woman who is pregnant or has a child, any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a… Read More »

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Denying a Father Time Sharing

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Denying a Father Time Sharing is an on going issue we encounter in this field.  We handle many custody cases that deal with parents who had children out of wedlock.  We are specifically going to address parents with children who are not married in this blog as the facts are different when a couple… Read More »

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Parental Alienation Awareness Day

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Today is the Tenth Annual Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting Awareness Day.  In honor of this even, we are writing about Parental Alienation.  Here is some information that you should know. Parental Alienation can happen by the Mother or the Father and it does actually happen.  However, people do get confused with what… Read More »

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Paternity and Time Sharing in Orlando, Florida

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Here are some things you need to know about Paternity in Orlando, Florida. A person who has a child out of wedlock that wants to address parental responsibility, time sharing or child support would would to file what is called a paternity case.  That does not mean that a DNA test will be done; however,… Read More »

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Parental Relocation with a child.

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Parental Relocation with a child. Am I allowed to move out of state with my child? That is a question we get asked multiple times a day.  F.S. 61.13001 Parental relocation with a child has addressed this issue for us.  F.S. 61.13001(1)(e) has defined relocation as follows: “means a change in the location of the… Read More »

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Parental Alienation

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Parental Alienation does happen.  It can happen to either Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, when parents separate whether married or not and minor children are involved sometimes one parent will act in a way that is not best for the child.  Sometimes, that parent will do things that will in fact constitute parental alienation.  With… Read More »

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