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When do Courts Award Parental Rights to One Party?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, it is generally presumed that divorced parents will share parenting time, as it is thought that encouraging relationships with both parents is in a child’s best interests. Ideally, this would mean that a child would be able to spend roughly equal amounts of time with both parents. For this reason, granting sole… Read More »

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Terminating Parental Rights

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The law recognizes the special relationship that exists between parents and their children. For this reason, parental rights to visitation are strictly enforced, as are parental obligations, which includes paying child support. However, parental rights are not absolute, so courts have the power to remove them under certain circumstances. Similarly, parents can voluntarily relinquish… Read More »

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Parental Alienation

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While many families are able to weather divorce proceedings without causing any irreparable damage to the relationship between parent and child, this is not always the case. In fact, some parents go out of their way to harm the relationship between their child and his or her other parent. When tactics reach a certain… Read More »

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The Importance of Communicating with a New Stepparent

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Regardless of the reasons for your divorce, it is sometimes difficult to adjust to the idea of your former spouse getting remarried. Watching a newly married couple establish a household and set up their new family unit can be difficult, especially when children are involved. Getting used to a new stepparent is hard for… Read More »

Shared Parental Responsibility Where One Parent is an Adoptive Parent

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In the state of Florida, an adoptive parent has all of the rights and responsibilities of a biological parent. This includes legal financial rights and responsibilities as well as emotional rights and responsibilities. This means that during divorce proceedings, each parent is on equal footing with regards to their rights and responsibilities to their… Read More »

What is Florida’s Parenting Course and Why Do I Have to Take It?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Florida statute 61.21 explains parenting courses in the state of Florida. Parenting courses must be taken by parties to a marriage dissolution with minor children or in a paternity case when a case involves determination of parental responsibility. The classes must be completed by a petitioner within 45 days of the filing of the… Read More »

Florida Still Not Recognizing Same-Sex Spouse on Birth Certificates

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In spite of progress the country has made since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage equality, same-sex couples in Florida are still being denied the right to be listed on their child’s birth certificate without going through the process of stepparent adoption. Specifically, for a couple who has been married where one… Read More »

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