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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.

Jurisdiction is important in child custody actions

For Florida residents who are preparing to divorce, the manner in which that process is initiated can inform and shape both the process and the eventual outcome. That is especially true in regard to child custody cases, where laws vary from state to state. An individual who carefully plans his or her divorce and child custody strategy can achieve a significant advantage when the time comes to file. Jurisdiction is everything when it comes to family law matters.

Program hopes to restore child custody rights to parents

Living with drug addiction is a constant struggle, both for the addict and his or her loved ones. When a parent becomes addicted to drugs, the safety and security of the child becomes the top priority. To that end, many addicted parents in Florida and other states lose their child custody rights, often to state authorities. That can be a devastating outcome to both parent and child and is a cause for concern. One state is trying a new approach to these cases and is hoping that restoring custody rights earlier rather than later can lead to positive outcomes for everyone involved.

Child custody determinations sometimes center on intelligence

There are a number of ways that Florida parents can lose custody of their children to the state. Abuse and neglect are the most common reasons why the authorities get involved and remove kids from their parents' care. There are child custody determinations around the nation, however, where kids are removed from their homes for reasons that fall far outside of matters of abuse or neglect. An example is found in the case of a family who are fighting to have their son returned to them after he was removed over concerns about the intelligence level of the parents.

Unusual child custody case follows tragic accident

The vast majority of custody cases feature very predictable parties. Most often, two parents are unable to reach an agreement on how to divide parenting time after a divorce or breakup, and turn to the courts for help making a determination. In some cases, however, the parties do not conform to the same norm, and these unusual cases often make headlines in Florida and across the nation. An example is found in the case of a man who had to fight for his child custody rights after his partner was killed in a terrible car crash.

Florida parents can find safe spaces for child custody exchanges

Many Florida parents go through a difficult and stressful period while they work out a custody arrangement with their soon-to-be ex. However, for a small number of parents, the child custody process and the resulting need to coordinate custody exchanges are more than just stressful; they are dangerous. When domestic violence has played a role in a relationship, finding a safe space to make visitation exchanges should be a top priority.

Could birdnesting be a child custody solution for Florida parents

Determining how to share custody of one or more children is often the central focus of a Florida divorce. For many parents, the well-being of their shared children is the most important aspect of their divorce, and finding the best possible arrangement is a top priority. Fortunately, there are a number of creative solutions that can help families create a child custody solution that is customized to their individual set of needs.

YouTube videos lead to loss of child custody rights

Ask most Florida residents what they think of YouTube, and you are likely to get very distinct responses. People seem to either love or hate the video platform, but there is little question that YouTube is here for the long haul. In fact, there are people who are making a very respectable living on the site, even if the content that they are creating is not quite so respectable. An example is found in the case of a couple who have lost their child custody rights after posting controversial YouTube videos.

InfoWars host loses contentious child custody fight

Some Florida readers are familiar with the work of Alex Jones, the controversial voice behind the show InfoWars. Jones has reached a certain level of fame with his bombastic and often seemingly unhinged views on various matters. His show is rife with conspiracy theories and assertions that go against common knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Jones was recently in court fighting his ex wife for child custody of their three children.