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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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When Does Child Support End?

When Does Child Support End?

Whether you’re paying it or receiving it, child support can have a significant impact on your finances. If you’ve been ordered to pay child support, you’re likely wondering how long you’ll need to keep making these payments. And if your child’s other parent has been ordered to pay, you’re probably curious how long you can expect to keep receiving the

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How to Divorce Amicably

How to Divorce Amicably

When you’re married to someone, your lives become so intertwined that they often can’t be completely separated, even in the event of a divorce. If you share children together, you’ll likely be spending time with each other at school plays, graduations, weddings, and other big events throughout the rest of your lives. If you have mutual friends, you might see

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How to Get a Divorce Without Knowing Where My Spouse Is

How to Get a Divorce Without Knowing Where My Spouse Is

If you’ve decided that you want a divorce but your spouse is nowhere to be found—perhaps he or she left after your last fight and failed to provide a forwarding address—does that mean that you have to remain married indefinitely? No, it doesn’t. There’s a process known as “divorce by publication” that lets you proceed with a divorce in your

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What Is a No-Fault Divorce?

What Is a No-Fault Divorce?

  You may have heard the terms “fault” and “no-fault” used in the context of a divorce but not been sure what they actually meant or what impact they might have on the divorce process. With a no-fault divorce, the spouse who’s filing for divorce isn’t required to prove that the other spouse is at fault in any way. In

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