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January 2016 Archives

Father wants child custody after mother marries sex offender

A father wants his two young daughters removed from their mother's care after she married a sex offender. He has taken the matter through the legal process and is now preparing to bring the case to the state's Supreme Court. The child custody case has sparked a great deal of debate in Florida and across the nation, with many people holding strong opinions on what the parents and the courts should do to ensure the safety and well-being of the children at the center of the struggle.

The benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement

There are many misconceptions surrounding what a prenuptial agreement actually is, as well as the types of situations and people for whom they are the right choice. Also known as a premarital agreement or, simply, a "prenup", it is a kind of agreement that sets the terms of a couple's property rights in relation to their marriage. More and more, Florida couples who are getting married choose to create a prenuptial agreement.

Tips for modifying child support payments

Sometimes child support arrangements that have been ordered by a Florida divorce court prove to be unfeasible due to a variety of reasons. Individuals might lose their jobs, become seriously injured, or there might be changes in their incomes or marital statuses. When things occur that require child support arrangements to be changed, individuals can pursue child support modifications.

Child support and how it affects taxes

Child custody arrangements as well as parents' incomes are two of the most significant factors considered when the amount of child support is determined by a family court. As child support, custody and income are all closely related financially, child support can directly affect the noncustodial parent at tax time. What follows are answers to some of the most common questions that noncustodial parents in Florida typically have about child support and how it affects their taxes.