August 2013 Archives

Parenting tips for parents in child custody disputes

The reality of the end of an Orlando marriage with children is that the children and parents will likely not get to spend the same amount of time they did with each other prior to divorce. Despite differences between parents, it is important for parents to keep the best interest of their child in mind, and try to work out a reasonable and fair parenting plan or visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent.

Grandmother with custody of grandchild files for child support

According to a Pew Research Center report about one in 10 children in the U.S. lives with a grandparent, and nearly 41 percent of those children are primarily raised by those grandparents. The reasons for a grandparent to adopt the role of a caregiver for their grandchild range greatly, from military deployments, changing employment status of the parents, the parents of the child being deemed unfit by a court or the parents of the child being in prison. Regardless of the reasons, being custodians of their grandchild on a limited income can be difficult.

Usher in child custody battle with his ex-wife

Music fans of R&B artist Usher may find it interesting to learn that recently, after the artist's 5-year-old son was caught in a pool drain and required medical attention, Usher's ex-wife filed an emergency motion seeking temporary custody of the children and decision making authority. After a long child custody battle, Usher was granted primary custody of his two boys last year.

Task force teaches that fathers' rights matter in custody battles

According to a U.S. Census Bureau statistics, nearly one out three children lives in a household where their father is not present. To help fathers learn and understand what their legal rights and duties are, recently the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, whose mission is to help include and encourage the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, held a luncheon for fathers.

Options for parents seeking a child support modification

When parents divorce, child support payments help the custodial parent manage a child's everyday expenses, as well as costs related to education, childcare and medical expenses. Failure to pay child support in accordance with an order may result in garnishment of one's wages, withholding of tax refunds, suspension of one's driver's license, impact on occupational licenses and in some cases jail time.

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