If you marry someone who already has children from a previous relationship, the legal union between you and their parent does not grant you any parental rights. If your stepchildren’s other parent is not in the picture, though, and it is in the family’s best interests for you to adopt them, you can pursue a […]
In the state of Florida, it can take anywhere from three months to two years to finalize a divorce. The total duration depends on a variety of factors, and every case is different, but the court typically resolves uncontested divorces much quicker than contested divorces.
Family law varies by state, which means child custody arrangements become especially complicated if one parent moves. The National Criminal Justice Reference Service reports that divorce affects more than 1,000,000 children in the United States every year, and a large number of them can expect one or both of their parents to leave the state […]
In a child custody dispute, the primary caretaker is the parent or caregiver who handles the majority of the daily care tasks associated with raising the child. Children tend to develop a strong bond with their primary caretaker, which is why the courts consider it a major factor when determining custody and visitation arrangements.
Even amicable divorce proceedings can result in a contentious child custody battle. All parents want the best for their children, and for many families, that means some kind of joint custody agreement.
Although some divorced couples remain friends, most drift apart and prefer it that way. If you have children, though, your ex-spouse is always going to be a part of your life.