Parents who are involved in a Florida divorce proceeding have the right to argue for sole or partial custody of their children if they wish to do so. When a parent makes a request for custody, a judge will look at the ability of that parent to create a stable environment that furthers the best interest of the child. Once a ruling has been made, both parents are obligated to abide by that ruling unless all parties agree to change it.
A Florida woman has been convicted of perjury and was given a five-year suspended sentence for faking email and Facebook posts in order to win a child custody case. The 25-year-old Brooksville resident pleaded guilty to the perjury charge on July 9. The custody battle will continue in domestic relations court on July 15.
After meeting in Florida, a New York woman says in court documents that a prenatal paternity test indicates that Indiana Pacers player Paul George is the biological father of her 2-month-old daughter. The basketball player plans to seek sole custody if an additional paternity test indicates that he is the father.
Child custody laws in Florida and around the country differ, but some common myths exist no matter what state has jurisdiction over the case. For instance, some may believe that custody is always granted to the mother since they are seen as the principal caregiver, but nowadays, more fathers are involved in the daily routines of their children. Moreover, state laws tend to favor equal parenting time.
Florida residents may find it interesting to learn that over 40 percent of children born in the U.S. are to unmarried couples. When it comes to child custody and visitation rights, generally unmarried fathers have to fight hard in the family court system to get a chance to see their children and be afforded the most basic parental rights.
According to reports, a 7-year-old girl is in the middle of a complex custody dispute involving her maternal and paternal grandparents. Florida residents may find it interesting to learn that the child custody litigation surrounding the girl stem from allegations of child abuse against her custodial maternal grandparents.
According to reports, a 43-year-old woman is doing her utmost to be reunited with her 7-year-old daughter after the woman's ex-husband, who had primary custody of the girl, was arrested for murder of the girl's grandmother.
Many divorced and separated couples in the U.S. with children routinely grapple with family law issues pertaining to child custody, parenting time for the non-custodial parent and more. These issues do not discriminate, and can affect both the average persona and celebrities alike.
When it comes to child custody and parenting, many non-custodial parents tend to get frustrated with the amount of time they are given with their children after their divorce is finalized. Florida parents may find it interesting to learn that recently, many states have started to look at their child custody laws after advocates for shared-parenting laws have argued that such an arrangement is in the best interest of the children.
Child custody issues can arise between married or unmarried people at any time. Unfortunately, sometimes fathers are slighted and may be disregarded when decisions are made which impact their relationship with their child. Florida residents presently in a child custody dispute or those interested in fathers' rights may find it interesting to learn that a 19-year-old man, who conceived a child with his high school sweetheart, is fighting for the right to parent his child after the mother unilaterally put the child up for adoption.