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Child Custody Tag

How to Establish Paternity in Florida A lot of questions that we receive concern Florida paternity laws. The most common among them is simply "How does a father establish paternity?" Well, in short, there are a few different ways that someone can establish that a man...

Preventing Parental Kidnapping in Miami, Florida It is every parent's worst nightmare and unfortunately, parental child abduction is a matter of serious concern in Miami, Florida. What can a parent do if the other parent is threatening the other parent with taking their child out of...

We frequently receive questions from callers who are thrown off course by the language used by the Florida Family Courts. From time to time, we like to make sure that we are absolutely clear when we define our terms.  A common issue that we see stems...

Shared Parental Responsibility Under Florida Statute 61.046 , shared parental responsibility  is defined as "a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their child and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting...

Jurisdiction in Miami, FL Child Custody Disputes I have a dispute with my child(ren)'s parent with regards to our active Florida Parenting Plan. Where can I file the action? In Miami, Florida divorces involving children, the petitioner must file what is known as a UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Judicial...

Parental Kidnapping In Miami, Florida divorces involving children, issues sometimes arise with one of the parents who has dual citizenship. For instance, a more common issue presents itself when one of the parents has dual citizenship and then threatens to flee the country with the couple's children. One...

One of the first questions that I like to ask when speaking with a caller regarding filing for a divorce in Florida is whether or not they have discussed a Marital Settlement Agreement with their spouse. Marital settlement agreements are basically just written contracts made between...

Parental Time Sharing Florida courts strongly favor parenting plans (also commonly referred to as time-sharing agreements) that emphasize the sharing of time between both parents because it is usually in the best interest of the child to do so. However, under certain circumstances, Florida family courts...

Can I Set Aside a Marital Settlement Agreement? We receive a lot of calls in which the caller would like to have the  Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA), that was entered in their Miami, Florida divorce, "set aside" due to the agreement being unfair, etc. Florida Family Law...