5Jun, 2017

What is a Stepparent Adoption?

June 5th, 2017|Family Law|

Family Law Lawyers Serving Step Families Throughout Florida

paper cutout of a familyStepparent adoptions allow a married stepparent to adopt a spouse’s child or children. Per Chapter 63 of the Florida statutes, stepparents can adopt their spouse’s child or children in specific situations.

The process of a stepparent adoption is complicated; therefore, it is best to consult with a Florida family law attorney from Beller & Bustamante, […]

29May, 2017

Can I Receive Child Support for Extracurricular Activities?

May 29th, 2017|Family Law|

youth footballYour child is likely to take part in an extracurricular activity at some point in his or her life. Whether it is a lesson, course, or sport, you might wonder if you are obligated to pay those expenses alone. Alternatively, you might wonder if you could request payment from the non-majority timesharing parent for a fair portion of those activities.

When a couple divorces with children, […]

22May, 2017

Child Support and the Disabled Child: How is it Calculated?

May 22nd, 2017|Child Support|

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Helping Establish Support for Disabled Children in Florida Divorces

child custody and supportFor most child custody and support cases, calculating child support is straightforward. When one child is mentally or physically disabled, however, the calculation process is more complicated.

It is important that, if you have a disabled child, you speak with a family law attorney. The costs of raising a child with a […]

15May, 2017

Reasons Why You May or May Not Receive Sole Parental Responsibility

May 15th, 2017|Child Custody|

Florida Divorce Attorneys Helping Divorcing Parents Establish Parental Responsibilities

parental responsibilityWhen one parent seeks sole parental responsibility from family courts, it is important to realize that these determinations are not taken lightly by the court. Rarely will the courts give sole parental responsibility to one parent unless the court determines it is in the child’s best interest.

Also, parental responsibility is not the same as a time-sharing schedule. Therefore, […]

8May, 2017

Fairness in Divorce: Is It Possible?

May 8th, 2017|Family Law|

Divorce Attorneys Helping Florida Couples Settle as Fairly as Possible

divorce signpostWhile it is true that life is not always fair, there is the possibility of a fair divorce settlement. However, determining if a divorce is “fair” comes down to what each side believes, and what the statute dictates. After all, what is fair according to the statute might not feel fair to the petitioner or respondent. […]