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May 2017 Archives

Why might a Panama City couple want to draft a prenup?

Prenuptial agreements sometimes get a bad rap. Some Panama City residents may think that prenups are a sign that the couple is not committed to the marriage, are selfishly placing their interests above that of their spouse or even that they do not trust their soon-to-be spouse. However, none of this is true. Prenups can be the responsible choice for a couple to make. They can set the stage for honesty and open communication, which could benefit the marriage. And should the marriage not last, they can make the divorce process run more smoothly.

3 key factors in military child custody arrangements

You may have decided to serve your country long before the decision to have children. Now, your spouse wants to get a divorce, and you know it could impact how much time you get with your kids. Will being in the military affect your right to see your children?

Reasonable and fixed visitation

When two parents in Florida decide to end their relationship, it can be a very emotional time not only for them, but also for any children they have. While sometimes a parenting plan can be reached out of court, other times the parents need to turn to a judge to issue a child custody and visitation order. In general, there are two types of visitation: reasonable visitation and fixed visitation.

Divorce costs and 3 ways to cut down on them

Divorces can easily cost thousands of dollars, which is why when you decided to get one, you wanted to finalize it quickly. But over time you may have noticed that your spouse really doesn't want to negotiate or help finish the divorce process in a timely manner.

When may a child support order in Florida be reviewed?

In Florida, the amount of child support a noncustodial parent pays is based on each parent's income, as well as the child's needs. However, as time marches on, a person's situation changes. For example, either the custodial parent or the noncustodial parent may lose his or her job -- or, conversely, get a raise and a promotion. Or perhaps the noncustodial parent has suffered an injury or illness and is unable to work. Or, it simply could be that as the child grows up his or her financial needs change. What it took financially to raise a toddler may not be the same as what it takes financially to raise a teenager.

Helping parents create a parenting plan after a divorce

When two people in Panama City go through a divorce, they experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Of course, there may be sadness that the union didn't last, but there may also be relief to be free from a broken marriage. Similarly, when a child's parent's divorce, it is also an emotional time for the child, especially if the child's parents are hostile towards one another. Therefore, parents who are pursuing a divorce should try to stay amicable, as they may both still be responsible for parenting together even after the divorce is over.


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