Family issues can quickly get out of control, from divorce, child custody, alimony, even domestic violence. The best thing you can do is make sure you and your children are protected. The legal system can be very complicated and confusing. The experienced Family Law attorney’s at HAWM Law can help protect your best interest, navigate you through the court system and staying up to date on the current laws.
Governor Rick Scott recently vetoed legislation designed to bring significant changes to child support and alimony laws. The bill would have set a ‘premise’ allowing each child of divorce to spend approximately the same amount of time with each parent, before taking into account any other factors. The bill would have also ended permanent alimony.
“As a husband, father and grandfather, I understand the importance of family and the sensitivity and passion that comes with the subject of family law,” Scott said in a veto message. “Family law issues are very personal and nearly every family comes to the court with different circumstances and needs.”
Scott continued: “Current law directs a judge to consider the needs and interests of the children first when determining a parenting plan and time- sharing schedule. This bill has the potential to up-end that policy in favor of putting the wants of a parent before the child’s best interest by creating a premise of equal time-sharing. Our judges must consider each family’s unique situation and abilities and put the best interests of the child above all else.”
When it comes to the complexities of divorce and child custody, it is important to consult with a lawyer who concentrates in the area of family law. Your lawyer can give you a strong education about the laws in your state and how the laws apply to your particular circumstances. You may not need to hire the lawyer beyond the consultation, but make sure that you get a foundation of information so that you can make informed decisions for you and your children.