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On Thursday, Nov. 7th, The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling on a case involving custody of a minor child in a same-sex case, specifically a lesbian couple.

The Herald reports the decision on here.

The Court’s Opinion can be accessed at this link, courtesy of a link provided by Steve […]

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How to Avoid Paternity

On April 28, 2013 By

Some keyword searches on the site often keep me wondering exactly what version of a legal problem bring people to the site.   

The title of this post is one of those searches that started me thinking:  is this a man looking to avoid parenting or financial responsibility?  Or is […]

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Since we are going into the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to post something “old” from the main site but relevant in any new divorce with children or in paternity cases.  It is a re-post of an article on the main site, with a lot of views.

I wrote it from […]

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With the end of school fast approaching, now is a good time to think about time-sharing for the summer in divorce and paternity cases.

If the divorce or paternity case has not been finalized with the entry of a final judgment, then the subject of summer time-sharing is a good one to start discussing now […]

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In April I came across a posting on Twitter about a father being denied custody in favor of the maternal grandparents. The thing about Twitter that is great is that it gets news out quickly. The bad thing is that it can also be used in a misleading way unless you follow the link that […]

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In newly-filed divorces, or in cases where a paternity action has recently been filed, parents may be at a loss as to how to navigate these two special days. What follows are some observations on navigating these two days, and assumes there are no issues of domestic violence, neglect or abuse of children.

It is […]

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Lately I’ve gotten quite a few questions about zero-ing out a Florida child support obligation. I figured that if three people have a question about this, then there’s probably many more out there wondering about the same thing.

Essentially, the question goes along the lines of: If I get equal time (what non-lawyers think of […]

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Maybe because tv shows and films talk about the right to representation free of charge, many assume that this is a right in all cases, including a divorce or paternity. Having entities like the State Attorney’s Child Support Enforcement may further confuse people because they don’t understand what they can and cannot do.

The Child […]

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