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May 2018 Archives

Could this living arrangement help your kids cope with divorce?

No two children react to divorce in exactly the same way. Each of your children might have handled news of your impending marital break-up in his or her own way. One might have been a bit more vocal about feelings than another was. Hopefully, by letting them know it's not their fault, that you love them and will be there to support them as they adapt to a new lifestyle, you gave them tools for coping as well as possible.  

Divorce and saving for college

Being able to send children to the college of their choice is a concern for many Florida parents. Unfortunately, this goal can be even more difficult if parents are getting a divorce and facing new financial obstacles. With careful planning, however, divorcing parents can make sure that they will be able to afford their children's college tuition expenses.

How a flawed child support system hurts parents and children

For many Florida parents, being able to afford monthly child support payments is a major issue. In fact, a study from the Urban Institute showed that 70 percent of all child support debts are owed by people who earn less than $10,000 a year or have no reported income at all. Nevertheless, the legal consequences for failing to make child support payments are extremely damaging; they can include expensive fines and even jail time.

Paternity important to fathers' custody rights

Florida parents who have a child may later decide to separate and move on. However, fathers may want to maintain their closeness with their children. In order for a father to have the right to file for child custody, it is important for his paternity to be legally recognized. When the parents of a child are not married, the father's identity is not assumed, and paternity must be vouched for in an official manner.

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