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Potential child support enforcement penalties in Florida

A child support order is a valid legal order issued by the family court which must be followed and complied with. There are serious consequences for a failure to pay child support. A variety of potential penalties are associated with a failure to pay child support. It is important that parents not ignore their child support obligations as outlined in the child support order directing them to make periodic child support payments.

The importance of determining paternity in family law matters

A paternity action can be used to establish parentage when the parents of a child are not married. A paternity action can be brought by either parent -- including the mother or putative father of the child -- to establish the biological father of a child. Paternity can be used to establish child custody, visitation or child support obligations. Either documents or DNA testing can be utilized to determine paternity.

Grandparents' rights when seeking custody of grandchildren

Sometimes, parents and children do not always see eye to eye. This can be partly due to generational differences and it can also be based on personality differences and other factors. The one thing grandparents and parents can often agree on is their love for the children. However, sometimes disagreements about how to raise and care for a grandchild can cause a rift between parent and child.

Will my spouse get to take my house?

Your home has been the one solid and predictable thing in your adult life. Right after college, you were responsible and purchased a beautiful home at a great price, and for a decade you lived in it as a single person. Later, you got married and your spouse came to live with you.

Hollywood's "Ben and Jen" show signs of amicable custody battle

For parents, making the decision to divorce can be difficult. Many Orlando parents cite their decision to stay together being due to the kids. While this may be best in some instances, unhealthy marriages may negatively affect children. Wherever you and your spouse are at in the divorce process, it can be positive to see couples that seem to be divorcing amicably.

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