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Blog Posts in 2012

  • Why we don’t represent moms (or jerks who refuse to pay.)

    We actually have several moms who are our clients, but statistically speaking, the “custodial parent” under the old law is usually mom. Because custodial parents have the right to free child support ...

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  • Did your lawyer run the child support guidelines?

    In Florida, the guidelines are the single biggest determining factor in child support . When you hired your lawyer, did they run a few scenarios to inform you what the judge might order? If your ...

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  • Smart changes to child support enforcement in Ohio

    The State of Ohio has passed some smart legislation to ensure that that enforcement mechanisms don’t end up working backwards, and hurting families instead. In 2011, the Ohio legislature tweaked its ...

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  • When Can My Child Tell the Judge Which Parent He or She Wants To Live With?

    Pursuant to §61.13, Florida Statutes , one of the many factors the court considers when ordering a parenting plan is, “the reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of ...

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  • What are court costs? How much?

    COURT COSTS. Right now, all actions in Miami-Dade County that we offer have court costs at about $50-$425. Those are paid directly to the Clerk of the Court, these are filing fees, we earn nothing on ...

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  • DADvocacy featured in the Miami Herald

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/24/3155532/lawyer-takes-child-support-practice.html#storylink=misearch

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  • Establishing Paternity in Florida via DNA Testing

    Every child has the right to two legal parents. Perhaps you are one of the parents – perhaps you are not. If you believe you are the father of a child, or need to prove that you are not, you must ...

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  • Can my ex change my son’s last name without my permission?

    Changing a child’s last name must be done with a petition served in the court where the child lives and served upon the other parent by service of process. If the other parent objects, then there will ...

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  • Child Custody and Fathers’ Rights

    The days where child custody automatically went to the mother are over. Today, courts take the rights of the father into consideration just as much as the rights of the mother. More importantly, the ...

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  • Child Support Guidelines Math glitch

    Sometimes online or other automated Florida child support calculators don’t seem to come out quite right, and it appears that substantial visitation actually increases the support amount instead of ...

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  • What is the Child Support – Driver License Suspension Program?

    Florida, as with many other states, takes child support obligations very seriously. If you are paying child support, you must ensure you make timely and regular payments, otherwise you are subject to ...

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  • What is time sharing anyway? Is it the same as Shared Parental Responsibility?

    In 2008, our Florida lawmakers amended Fl. Stat 61.13 to eliminate the word Custody and replace the word Time sharing. Old cookie-cutter alternating weekend visitation schedules are out. Flexible, ...

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