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September 2017 Archives

Some Florida parents face unexpected child custody disputes

When a spouse is preparing to divorce, it is perfectly normal to worry about how contentious the process will become. Very few people want to move through the process with a high degree of discontent with their soon-to-be ex. In reality, however, it is impossible to control the way that another person will choose to move through the divorce process. For many Florida parents, child custody negotiations take an unexpected turn for the worse.

Establishing paternity in Florida

If you believe you fathered a child but the child’s mother was not your wife at the time of the birth, you do not have any rights to that child until you establish legal paternity. Establishing paternity can have tremendous benefits not only for your child, but for you, and every child deserves to know his or her parentage.

Unwed Florida parents enjoy equal access to court

When unwed couples have a child prior to separating, they can face an unusual set of legal needs. Unlike married parents who go through a divorce, Florida parents who are unwed may face child custody needs, but do not normally have to go through the process of property division and other matters. Fortunately, unwed Florida parents have the same access to family court as those who were married.

Celebrity dad raises money for child custody attorney

Many Florida readers are familiar with Jon and Kate Gosselin from the television show "Jon and Kate Plus 8." The couple were among the first reality TV stars, with a show based on their experience raising sextuplets in addition to older twin girls. While the show was still in production, the couple began experiencing marital troubles. They are currently divorced, and have been embroiled in a heated child custody case for many years. Recently, Jon Gosselin set up a crowdfunding account, seeking assistance in securing the services of a child custody attorney.

Obtaining business valuation during a Florida divorce

Owning and operating a business is a lifelong goal for many people. It takes a great deal of time, effort and investment to get a business up and running. For many Florida spouses, protecting their business from loss during divorce is a top priority, although reaching that goal can seem like an insurmountable task. Part of that process involves obtaining a business valuation, which provides the information necessary to begin discussing this important property division topic.

How will your divorce affect your adult children?

When you have grown children living independently, you may not consider as much how you and your spouse getting a divorce will affect them. However, the rise in gray divorce has highlighted this question as more adults are experiencing the end of their parents' marriages.