As the parent of a minor child, obtaining custody rights is likely to be among the most important aspects of your divorce. In recent years, traditional custody and visitation schedules (e.g., the children live with one parent the majority of the time and visit their other parent every other weekend) have become less popular than they once were. And today, many parents focus their efforts […]
When a custodial parent plans to move away from the other parent and seeks court permission to take their children with him, two factors play a role when the court is making its decision: (i) the best interests of the children, and (ii) the other parent’s custodial rights – in that order.
Court permission is most difficult to obtain when the other parent opposes the move. […]
Under Florida child support law, the general principle is that both parents bear equal financial responsibility for child support. This is a rule of thumb that can be deviated from if circumstances so require – if one parent is genuinely unable to provide half of the child’s support, for example.
The custodial parent (sometimes referred to as the majority parent) is entitled to seek court ordered […]
In Jacksonville, a guardian for an adult ward must be appointed by a state circuit court. There are two types of guardianship — voluntary and involuntary. In a voluntary guardianship, the ward is mentally competent and requests the appointment of a guardian. In an involuntary guardianship, the ward is incapacitated and a guardian is appointed by the circuit court upon petition.
If you are a parent and going through a divorce, or if you have a child with someone you are not in a relationship with – it’s important to make sure you understand your rights and the different types of child custody.
Sole custody is when one parent has custody of the child. This might happen in situations where one of the parents is considered […]