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Minimizing the Effects of Divorce on the Children

Children Need a Home Without Conflict When facing divorce, many parents wonder, “Should we stay together for the kids?” Despite the fact that divorce is difficult, staying together for the sake of the children may not be a good option. Children who live in homes with conflict and hostility may actually be at a higher risk for developing their own mental health issues and behavioral problems. Many times parents find divorce is their only option. If you are in the process of divorce or separating from your partner, naturally you are worried about how your children will be impacted. If handled poorly, a divorce will negatively affect your children, but you can significantly reduce this impa ...


What is a Parenting Plan?

It's Required By Law A parenting plan is the written document that describes how the child or children will be cared for after your divorce. Rather than applying the terminology of custody and visitation, the terms parental responsibility and time-sharing are used to describe the aspects of the parenting plan. Florida requires the parents of minor children to make a parenting plan in all divorce cases. In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers is the preeminent legal firm for men in the Tampa area, and we will assist you in this process in order for you to achieve the best possible result for you and for your children. Understanding the Terms “Parental Responsibility” and “Time-Sharing” ...


Can a Father Get Custody Of His Child in Florida?

Things Are Changing Quick Father’s legal rights in Florida with regard to family matters have evolved rapidly over the past few years. While it is unusual for either parent to get sole parental responsibility and custody of their children, it is not unheard of. Florida now has "parenting plans" where not only for “time-sharing,” but responsibility for every aspect of their child’s life must now be spelled out. It is generally believed that it is best for children to have adequate bonding time with both parents, no matter where the child lives. Sole custody is difficult to achieve and is awarded in rare situations. In order for sole or full custody to be granted to either parent, the cour ...


How is Alimony Affected by the Length of a Marriage in Florida?

Short-Term Versus Moderate-Term Marriages Divorce is a difficult emotional process, no matter how long the marriage has lasted. In the state of Florida, a marriage is considered short-term if it lasts less than seven years. A moderate-term marriage is considered to be seven to 17 years, and marriages lasting more than 17 years are considered a be long-term. When it comes to property division, Florida is an equitable distribution state, but the court does consider many factors and depending on the length of your marriage, the courts will award support and divide property in a manner that they feel is adequate and fair, with that in mind. In the case of short-term marriages, be aware that the ...


How to Get Child Support Modified in Florida

Child Support Modification Child support can be modified at any time provided that a parent can demonstrate that circumstances have changed significantly since the last judgement. Those circumstances can include a dramatic increase or decrease in income resulting from a job change, a dramatic increase of decrease in the number of overnights the child stays with each parent, or a change in expenses. The most common reason for a child support modification is a change in income. Many times this is legitimate as circumstances and employment opportunities evolve. However and unfortunately, some parents may try to evade financial responsibility and reduce their income by either quitting their ...


How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

Florida Child Support Guidelines In the State of Florida both parents are obligated to provide financial support and health care for their children, whether they are married or not. Florida follows an “Income Shares Model” for determining child support, and there are calculators that are used to estimate these support obligations. Since there are so many different factors that can be taken into consideration to determine the amount and rate of support, it is very important to seek the advice of a family lawyer, especially one that specializes in the rights of fathers in Florida. In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers is the preeminent legal firm for men in the Tampa area, and we will as ...


How is Marital Property Typically Divided in a Florida Divorce?

Always Seek Representation When Dividing Up Marital Assets The division of marital property can be one of the toughest aspects of any divorce, and that is why, even in what seems to be an amicable situation, it is best to seek legal representation when considering a divorce. Sometimes divorcing couples can agree about how to divide their property either on their own or with the help of a mediator and the courts will generally uphold these agreements. However, if a couple can’t reach an agreement, an arbitrator or judge will decide and take into consideration a variety of circumstances including the following: Length of the marriage Economic status of each of the spouses If the ...

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