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February 2017 Archives

The reason why some happy Florida couples seek a divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, it is usually because two people are unable to work through their differences, or when the actions of one have rendered the marriage irretrievably broken. There are cases, however, when a Florida couple will seek to divorce even when both spouses are happy with their relationship. Those cases may be few in number, but the issues facing the couples involved deserve the attention of many.

Considering IVF? Consider hiring a child custody attorney

Few things are more distressing than an inability to have a child. Prospective parents who are having difficulty conceiving are placed under a heavy burden of stress, and often consider alternative means of adding to their family. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is one option, and has helped many couples make their dreams of parenthood come true. For those in Florida who are considering IVF, it is absolutely imperative to work with a child custody attorney to craft an agreement that covers how the resulting embryos will be handled in the event of a breakup.

Florida children can benefit from more time with Dad

When parents go through a divorce, their primary concern is how to share the joys and responsibilities of parenthood. When there is a very young child involved, the most common child custody arrangement is that the baby stays with the mother, and the father receives limited visitation until the child is a little older. Recent research, however, may help to change the presumption that infants are better off in the sole care of their mothers. That could lead to different outcomes in regard to child custody cases throughout Florida.

A few things to keep in mind for stepparent adoption

Stepparent adoption, as the term implies, is when a stepparent adopts his or her spouse's child(ren). However, a lot more goes into the process. If you are considering stepparent adoption for your family, keep the following few things in mind.

Could no-fault divorce be eliminated in Florida?

When a marriage encounters trouble, most spouses will bend over backwards to do whatever it takes to get things back on track. In some cases, those efforts will pay off. For other couples, however, things will deteriorate, and the marriage will eventually end in divorce. Having access to no-fault divorce is a privilege that many Florida residents do not recognize until they have reason to make use of it. One state is considering the elimination of this path to divorce.