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Immigrant loses child custody, raising concern over county system

Florida has a large population of immigrant families that have their own cultures and unique backgrounds but sometimes, this can cause problems with the law. For example, parenting techniques and practices can be quite different and this can result in a child custody dispute between parents and county agencies. Due to their lack of understanding when it comes to local laws, these parents may struggle to understand that what they are doing is not considered to be in the best interests of the child.

Miami divorce complicated by domestic violence charge

Depending on the circumstances and facts, a divorce can get complicated fairly quickly as emotions are heightened, and temperatures rise. Factors that can contribute to a complicated divorce can be anything from the presence of children, which raises issues over custody and support, to a breakdown of negotiations to accusations of domestic assault. If a spouse is facing criminal charges, the other spouse will likely try to use those charges as evidence during the divorce dispute.

Abandoned Florida babies bring public attention to adoption

Adopting a child can be a rewarding choice and many couples in Sarasota decide to take this path for different reasons. Some people have their own children and merely want to enlarge their family while others are using adoption because of medical difficulties in conceiving. For the adoptive parent or parents, this is a serious decision to make and should not be taken lightly. It is important to make sure that the legal process is carefully followed to avoid any adoption issues rising later, such as a reappearance of a birth parent.

Ocala father loses custody of baby after home treatment

While most custody issues involve parents or legal caretakers fighting over a child, it is important to remember that there are other kinds of custody issues which may occur in Sarasota. For example, a child custody case may center on a parent trying to obtain custody from the state after the child has been removed. Another type of custody case may highlight grandparents' rights in which a grandparent is seeking custody because the parent is unable to care for the child.

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