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Death row father seeks custody modification after claims of abuse

When neither parent, for one reason or another, is able to care for and raise their child, custody is often turned over to a relative in Sarasota and elsewhere. Although this is often in the best interests of the child so they are able to stay with a family member, in some cases, other relatives may come forward to seek custody, which can result in a custody battle.

Fired by daughter, Beyoncé’s father has child support reduced

The father and former manager to pop star Beyoncé Knowles, has been in the news in Sarasota and other cities nationally a lot for reasons relating to a son he fathered during an extra-marital affair. While failing to make court ordered payments can affect the ability of the custodial parent to meet all of the child’s needs, the situation that he found himself in is one that is not uncommon among parents who have court ordered child support obligations.

Law protects military parents’ rights while deployed

There are military personnel stationed in Sarasota and other cities throughout the U.S., many of whom have families. Like civilian families, military families can also face personal legal issues including divorce and custody issues. Military family law issues, however, can be made much more difficult when they are ongoing while one of the people involved is deployed.

Man claims state law allowed mother, others to kidnap daughter

Parents in Sarasota and other cities throughout the US typically have a legal right to make major decisions for their child, unless they have given up their parental rights or have had them revoked. One such right is to be involved in the decision of whether or not to give their child up for adoption. In some cases, however, state laws enable birth mothers to take this choice completely out of the father’s hands, which can result in adoption issues down the line.

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