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Florida alimony bill waits for governor’s signature

The end of a marriage brings with it significant changes in terms of lifestyle, living arrangements and finances. One of the issues that often can cause contention for a couple going through a divorce is the subject of support for the ex-spouse. If a spouse has been dependent on the other spouse’s income for the length of the marriage, they may not have the ability to immediately enter into the workforce and thereby be able to support themselves.

Federal government refuses to provide testimony in custody case

Many former and current soldiers live in Sarasota, trying to resume their daily lives and leave the horrors of the Iraq war behind them. However, sometimes, an ex-spouse or partner will attempt to use the soldier's interior struggles as evidence against them in a military family law case involving custody of their children. In some custody issues, soldiers may have to prove that they are capable mentally and emotionally of caring for their children.

Interstate move to Florida complicates adoption case

When a couple decides to adopt a child, it must be determined by a court that the move is in the best interests of the child. This is usually accomplished by home visits, a psychologist giving their opinion on how the action will affect the child and a termination of parental rights for the biological parents. Sometimes there are other factors to be considered to ensure that everything is properly done and this can be frustrating for potential adoptive parents to go through.

High assets possibly at stake in billionaire divorce

Some people are very successful in their business lives but not very successful in their love lives. When such people go through a divorce, there can be many disputes regarding the division of property and finances. An amicable parting can soon turn into a complicated divorce that can stretch on for months and even years as spouses argue over everything from alimony to financial settlements.

Child taken after Bradenton mother charged with neglect

Sometimes a parent loses child custody because they are unable to properly care for that child. This may be due to an addiction, lack of income or an unstable environment. However, if a parent is able to make changes in their life, they can usually win back child custody and visitation rights from a court and resume their parenting responsibilities. In order to do this, the parent may need a lot of help and support from various sources.

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