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What should I expect from property division?

When you divorce, you have to divide your marital property with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Florida law mandates that property division be equitable, which most people wrongly interpret as meaning equal. You should not expect your division of assets to be exactly equal, but you should expect a fair share of marital assets.  

Does birdnesting fit into your child custody arrangement?

Florida couples often struggle deciding what to do with the marital home after a divorce. Should one person keep it, and if so, whom? Should they sell it and split the profits? A new child custody trend gives parents a third option -- let the kids keep it.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt settle child custody, support issues

Celebrities who choose to utilize prenuptial agreements are often criticized, but is that criticism justified? In the case of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, probably not. The couple recently finalized their divorce in what was a seemingly agreeable process, addressing tough topics such as child custody and spousal support. Their prenuptial agreement may have had a helping hand in concluding things as amicably as possible.

Father granted full custody after wife lied about abuse

For Florida parents, children are typically the focal point of their divorce. Decisions about everything from property division to where each person will live may always fall back to the same question -- How will it affect the kids? While this intense respect for the children's best interests can be helpful in most cases, some parents take matters too far as they try to shift child custody in their own favor. 

Florida grants more 50/50 child custody than other states

Disputes over the amount of time one spends with his or her children following divorce can be a challenge in any state, but certain places make it easier than others. According to a recent study from child custody scheduling software Custody X Change, fathers in Florida are more likely to get 50/50 custody than those living in other states. Several other states were also cited. Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware and several others also have a tendency to give fathers 50 percent custody.

Child custody plan may take breastfeeding into equation

In the early years of a child's life, many mothers choose to breastfeed instead of offering formula to the child. In the event of a divorce, joint child custody may affect a woman's ability to breastfeed the child. Florida parents may be wondering, does my child's breastfeeding affect how child custody will be decided? 

Child custody trend has parents migrating back and forth

Individuals facing the end of their marriage may have a new option to consider when it comes to taking care of the children. The child custody arrangement known as a bird's nest is gaining in popularity with some families, even if it is only utilized temporarily. Some families in Florida find that the arrangement can help with their child's transition after a divorce. 

Reality star wants child custody reassessed

Two stars continue to battle over parenting issues after their separation. Rob Kardashian, former reality star, and his ex, Black Chyna, separated after the birth of their baby, Dream. The couple originally reached a child custody and support settlement, but recent events have led Rob to go to a judge to request changes. While the news is making headlines, even here in Florida, the situation is a common one for individuals attempting to co-parent with an ex. 

Parents win child custody case against grandmother in Florida

Two parents are rejoicing again with their newborn child. Shortly after the child's birth, Florida officials entered the hospital room and took the newborn, claiming that a custody order had been granted to the maternal grandmother. The grandmother, a Native American, petitioned her tribe for custody and won. However, some say that the tribe did not have jurisdiction in the child custody case. 

Child custody arrangements more flexible these days

Doting parents usually want the best for their children. Now, many parents believe that a child should be able to have access to quality time with both parents for healthy relationships. Modern parents in Florida are sometimes more likely to want added stability for their children. Today's child custody agreements look different than common arrangements in the past. 

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