Separation in Florida is a process that allows couples to live separately while still being legally married.

Under time-sharing, most of the time, both parents have equal time with the child and share decision-making authority.

Adultery may provide a legal reason for divorce, it does not necessarily indicate that settlements and judgments will be affected.

The child does not have the right to choose whether or not they have visitation until they turn 18 and are no longer legally a minor.

One of the most complicated areas in a divorce proceeding is dividing the couple’s assets and liabilities – what the Court calls “Equitable Distribution.”

In this post we will explore how custody decisions are actually made in Florida and whether your child’s opinion will give weight to the outcome.

Child custody is a topic that can trigger a great deal of stress in parents. Many parents think of custody orders as laws that will limit their access to their children, and it can be incredibly scary and frustrating to think that this process could limit or remove your ability to see a child that you helped create or parent.

It is important to understand that you and your co-parent have the first opportunity to determine your custody plan. You can decide amongst yourselves, or through negotiations with the help of a lawyer or lawyers.

No one really likes to pay bills — child support included — but providing financial support to your child is a legal obligation that starts the moment you are legally recognized as a parent and continues until the child reaches the age of 18. Child support petitions can be filed as part of a divorce, paternity proceeding, or when the parents live separately but do not have a divorce petition pending.

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