If you are going through a heated custody battle, you are not alone. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 26 percent of children under the age of 21 live with just one of their parents, and an estimated 13.7 million parents had custody of 22 million children in 2009.
In the state of Florida, parents have the right to appeal a child custody order. However, there are some interlocutory orders that you cannot appeal. If you would like to file an appeal, you must wait until the family court has issued its final ruling before beginning the appeal process.
The laws that govern child support and custody are complicated, but the best interests of the children are always the primary concern. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to time-sharing arrangements or child support orders, there are some generalities that many Florida parents can expect to face.
Many unhappy couples stay together for their children. However, according to WebMD, marital conflict can have more influence on a child’s development than divorce.
Asset division, spousal support, prenuptial agreements – divorce comes with a myriad of financial considerations. If you have children, though, all of those concerns should take a backseat to your time-sharing plan.
Many unhappy couples choose to stay together for the sake of their children. However, new research suggests that children of divorce can actually fare better than kids whose parents are constantly arguing.