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Can an Out of State Domestic Violence Order Affect My Florida Parental Rights?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Any presence of domestic violence in your life, whether it is an isolated incident that occurred in your past, a restraining order, or a criminal charge, can affect your parental rights in Florida. It does not matter if your charge or restraining order is from another state. Although Florida typically creates timesharing arrangements that… Read More »

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Do I Need a Parenting Plan?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

The divorce process in Florida can be complicated and frustrating, especially when there are minor children from the marriage, but it can be easier and less contentious with the help of a family lawyer who has experience with collaborative divorce. Many couples in Orlando who are just beginning the divorce process have friends and… Read More »

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Determining if You Need Permission to Relocate

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Moving to a new place frequently brings the conflicting emotions of stress and excitement that reflect the complex reality of transitioning to a new life stage. Relocating when parents share child custody is quite a bit more complicated, and may require court intervention if procedures are not followed or disputes arise. Parents understandably want… Read More »

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Child Custody Issues with Same Sex Couples

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Forming an important and lasting bond with a child through direct involvement with the child’s daily life is not limited to the child’s legally-recognized parents. This influence may be exerted by any present and caring adult, and in the context of same-sex relationships, is not an uncommon arrangement. While many same-sex couples are now… Read More »

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The Point of Establishing Paternity

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

All parents have an obligation to financially support their children, regardless of the relationship status with the other parent. When parents are married or living together, this support comes as a natural part of caring for members of the same household. But when divorce or separation occurs, financial assistance that was once a given… Read More »

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Can my Child Choose His or Her Own Custody Arrangement?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

For divorcing parents, timesharing is typically one of the biggest issues to work out in their divorce. In Florida, the term “timesharing” refers to the court-ordered arrangement of when the child is with each parent and has essentially  replaced the term “visitation”. In cases which involve minor children, a Parenting Plan must be created,… Read More »

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Grandparents Rights in Florida

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

For most grandparents, spending time with a grandchild is fulfilling and fun. For most children, grandparents offer different perspectives, different interests, and a different type of guidance than their parents provide. When a couple with children divorces, the children’s relationships with their grandparents can be affected. In some cases, there is nothing a grandparent… Read More »

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How Can I Change my Parenting Timesharing Agreement?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When a couple with children divorces, a parenting timesharing agreement is typically part of the divorce settlement. This agreement is based on the child’s best interest and in nearly all cases, is created with the intention of maintaining a consistent relationship between the child and both of his or her parents following the divorce…. Read More »

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No Matter How Embarrassing it can Be, you Have to be Honest with your Family Lawyer

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In a previous blog post, we talked about how important it is for you to be honest with your bankruptcy lawyer, even if that means discussing personal, potentially embarrassing information. This advice is valid for any interaction with a lawyer, no matter what type of legal issue you are facing. Family law can be… Read More »

How is Child Support Spent?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support, as its name implies, is money used to support a child.  Raising a child is expensive. Not only does a parent have to spend money on a child’s food, clothing, school supplies, and entertainment, but the parent has to have a larger home and vehicle and cover the expenses associated with these,… Read More »

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