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What Qualifies as Emergency Custody?

What Qualifies as Emergency Custody?

Are you concerned about how your child is being treated when they’re with their other parent? Is there a chance that the other parent might try to take your child out of the state against your wishes? Or, conversely, has the other parent threatened to file an emergency motion to alter your existing custody (parental responsibility) or visitation (time-sharing) arrangement?

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Child Custody & Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Custody & Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents everywhere have been faced with numerous questions regarding custody and visitation (in Florida, respectively referred to as “parental responsibility” and “time-sharing”). Do you need to follow the plan exactly as written? What happens if you, your child, or their other parent gets sick? How will remote learning affect the arrangement? Certain courts

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Is It Worth It to Get a Divorce Lawyer?

Is It Worth It to Get a Divorce Lawyer?

If you’re in the midst of a divorce, one of the questions on your mind is likely whether you should hire a divorce attorney. Divorce itself can impose quite a financial burden, so you’re probably looking to save money wherever you can, and attorney fees may seem like an easy expense to eliminate. Despite the additional costs associated with hiring

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Has the Divorce Rate Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Has the Divorce Rate Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 has seemingly impacted every aspect of our lives. Since the beginning of the crisis, many people have started working and attending school from home, chatting with friends and family over video instead of in person, and forgoing the group activities they once loved. Marriages haven’t been spared, either, as studies have shown that the divorce rate has increased during

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How to Adopt a Grandchild

How to Adopt a Grandchild

While adoption is normally something to be celebrated, the circumstances leading a grandparent to adopt his or her grandchild are often very sad. In some cases, the parent had the child too young and isn’t mature enough to handle raising a baby. Other times, the parent is struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism and isn’t capable of taking care of

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At What Age Does a Child Have a Say in Visitation?

At What Age Does a Child Have a Say in Visitation?

If you’re involved in visitation proceedings (referred to as “time-sharing” in Florida), you may be wondering whether your child will have any say in the matter. The rules on this vary from state to state, but in Florida, there’s no set age at which a child’s opinion has to be taken into account. Instead, a judge has the discretion to

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