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November 2014 Archives

Khloe Kardashian's beau says no way to prenuptial agreement

For Florida couples of all financial circumstances, a prenuptial agreement can protect both financial status and future stability. Even so, rapper French Montana says he'll forgo a prenup should he end up marrying Khloe Kardashian, who he has dated on and off for some time.

What do Florida courts consider during child custody disputes?

Children are always the most important aspect to consider during any divorce. Decisions regarding where the children will live and how they will be supported following the divorce is always fertile ground for dispute.

University of Florida gets headstart on domestic violence report

When Floridians consider domestic violence, they may not immediately think of a college campus setting. But college students are as susceptible to domestic violence issues as anyone else, and may be more at risk for some specific behavior, such as stalking. The federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act will begin requiring reports about domestic violence situations on campus from universities that accept federal funding, but the University of Florida got a head start by issuing reports for 2013.

The changing nature of Florida child custody laws

When a couple decides to end their marriage, decisions regarding their children are inevitably intertwined with property and asset disputes. Questions soon arise regarding which parent will look after the children for the majority of the time. Other questions soon form regarding where the children will live. Some relatively recent changes in Florida child custody laws attempts to address some of those issues.

Ending an irretrievably broken marriage in Florida

In Florida, the requirement to ask for a divorce -- or a "dissolution of marriage," as it is called within the state's legal system -- is simply that your marriage is irretrievably broken. You just have to show that you cannot fix it, and then either you or your spouse can go forward with the paperwork. While fault used to be considered, changes to the law mean that it no longer matters at all.

New option for paying Florida child support

Individuals paying child support through the State of Florida previously had to mail a money order or check to the state. The state then disbursed funds to the required party as ordered by the court. According to a county court news release, individuals managing child support payments through the state can now use Western Union to send payments.

When might sole custody be awarded in a Florida divorce?

A divorce between two spouses without children can be a battle. However, when children are involved, a divorce can become an all-out war. The family law courts in Florida are concerned about one thing in a child custody dispute and that is the best interest of the children. When he or she sees fit, the judge can order that one parent has sole custody of the children.

The relationship between domestic violence and family law

In some cases, domestic violence allegations are intertwined with other family law issues. Regardless of the surrounding issues, domestic violence accusations and charges are serious for both parties involved. Understanding the legalities of the charges can help individuals on either side decide on the best possible course of action.

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