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September 2017 Archives

One state rules on same-sex child custody rights

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court created a path for same-sex couples to legally marry, cases have come before courts in Florida and across the nation to clarify how other laws should be applied to those couples. An example lies in a multitude of child custody cases in which one partner claims that the lack of a biological connection precludes the other partner from having child custody rights. Recently, one state ruled on the matter, finding that same-sex parents should have the same rights as heterosexual parents.

Could amnesty assist in child support collections efforts?

For many Florida parents who are separated or divorced, obtaining sufficient financial support to raise their children is an ongoing challenge. Unpaid child support is an issue that affects many families. There are a number of misconceptions when it comes to child support matters, and many people make snap judgments about parents who are not up to date on their child support obligations.

Inmates can face serious property division obstacles

Going through a divorce is an onerous process for anyone, but for Florida spouses who are incarcerated, a divorce can seem like an impossible goal to accomplish. That leaves many inmates in a terrible position when it comes to property division or other matters. One state has created a program aimed at assisting spouses in various family law matters, even while they remain behind bars. The success of the program could spark similar efforts across the nation.