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Military service may impact child custody decisions

Military service men and women who serve our country here in the U.S. and abroad face a unique challenge when it comes to balancing their military careers and personal lives. Florida military personnel in the process of getting a divorce will find it interesting to learn that their military career and military life may impact how a judge determines child custody and support issues.

Does a sperm donor have parental rights?

According to documents filed in family court, actor Jason Patric is seeking a joint custody arrangement of his son with his long-term but now, ex-girlfriend. An element which makes the actor's child custody request complicated is that he agreed to be a sperm donor for his ex-girlfriend after they broke up. Their sperm donor arrangement was that his ex-girlfriend would keep the artificial insemination a secret and not seek child support from the actor. A child was conceived in 2009.

Rapper Kid Cudi gives up on obtaining primary custody of daughter

A child is the apple of her parent's eye. But when parents fail to see eye-to-eye during a divorce, separation or break-up, the child may suffer as parents become embroiled in a bitter child custody battle.

Millions of dollars owed in unpaid child support

In a divorce, separation or split-up with children, the custodial parent is entitled to child support from the non-custodial parent. Child support guidelines vary from state to state. Despite the law and guidelines, non-payment or underpayment of child support is on the rise. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement estimated that nationwide more than $100 billion is owed to custodial parents and recent U.S. Census Bureau data reports that only 40 percent of custodial parents actually receive all the child support monies they are due.

Who should get primary child custody: birth mother or egg donor?

In a family law case, the first visual that comes to mind is parents, typically the father and mother, of a child, or children, fighting over child custody and parenting time issues. But, what about child custody issues between a gay or lesbian couple who have developed irreconcilable issues?

Do a father's visitation rights diminish due to a violent crime?

It is not unusual for unmarried parents to deal with similar issues that a divorced couple with children might such as child support, visitation and custody. In Florida, before a man is afforded the rights and responsibilities of being a father, paternity must be established. In essence, he must be recognized as the legal father of the child before he gets his father's rights such as child visitation.

Scientology may explain Holmes' sole custody request

Katie Holmes may be preparing for an interesting day in court. The actress, who recently filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage, is reportedly seeking sole legal child custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, in addition to primary residential custody.

Proposed bill might affect military divorces

When it comes to military divorces in Florida, there may be a few extra rules regarding the division of military pensions, residency requirements for filing for divorce, and certain legal protections for the military member. Yet when it comes to child custody, the best interest of the child is the prime standard in almost all Florida divorce cases, civilian or military, based on factors set by state law.

Children best served by thoughtful custody arrangements

Although family law courts in Florida may endeavor to create a child custody and visitation schedule that comes closest to maintaining the positive aspects of the child's former lifestyle with both parents, the sad truth is that, after the divorce, the child will never again be able to spend as much time with both parents together.

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