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March 2017 Archives

Dealing with custody after the death of a custodial parent

When a Florida custodial parent dies, it can be difficult to determine what will happen to thei child. In many cases, another parent or a relative may take custody of the child. If these children do not have anyone who can take them in, they could potentially become a ward of the state.

Bankruptcy law trumps family court

There are certain obligations that are not dischargeable when Florida residents file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In the case of a debtor who has gone through a divorce, two of these are child support and alimony. However, other obligations that have been incurred as a result of a divorce usually are dischargeable. A ruling that was issued in early March by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia has affirmed that this is the case regardless of what kind of language is contained in the divorce order.

Jose Reyes ex-mistress seeking more child support

Florida baseball fans may be interested to learn that on March 14, it was reported that Jose Reyes, an infielder for the Mets, was sued by his former mistress for allegedly failing to pay enough child support. Reyes, who has been married to his wife since 2008 and has three children with her, reportedly also has a 7-year-old daughter with the mistress.

Sunshine on the great divide: property division in Florida

A marriage is not unlike a business partnership; it begins with two like-minded individuals, it builds and grows over time, assets and debts accumulate, and each partner has a role to play to keep it functioning. However, marriages, like businesses, sometimes come to an end. The possible reasons are manifold, but the results are the same. The partnership is finished, and the company has to be dissolved and divided between the partners.

Punishing parents who refuse to pay child support

When Florida families split up after a divorce, one parent is likely to be ordered to pay child support. While many noncustodial parents stay current on child support payments, there are some who decide that they do not want to financially provide for the child. Parents may go so far as to leave the state in order to avoid paying.

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