Ten (10) Things You Need to Know about Family CourtDownload Purpose: What the Court Can and Cannot Do A family court can do many things, which generally include dissolving or establishing family relationships (e.g., divorce, adoption) and resolving disputes between family members (e.g., time-sharing, child support). While the court has broad authority in these matters, it does…

A time-sharing schedule means a timetable that must be included in the parenting plan that specifies the time, including overnights and holidays that a minor child will spend with each parent. If developed and agreed to by the parents of a minor child, it must be approved by the court. If the parents cannot agree, the…

Shared parental responsibility means a court-ordered relationship in which both parents retain full parental rights and responsibilities with respect to their child and in which both parents confer with each other so that major decisions affecting the welfare of the child will be determined jointly. See Florida Statutes, section 61.046(17).  Sole parental responsibility means a court-ordered relationship…

Any parenting plan approved by a court must address the following issues: Time-sharing schedule that will specify the time the child will spend with each parent…

It is the public policy of this state to assure that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or the marriage of the parties is dissolved and to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities, and joys, of childrearing. Florida Statutes, section 61.13(2)(c).  A parenting plan is a…

FORT MYERS CHILD SUPPORT ATTORNEY | FORT MYERS DIVORCE LAWYER No, not necessary. The way the child support guideline works is once the court determines what is your net income and your spouse’s net income, and it gets the combined amount, it goes through a chart that determines if you’re making $100,000 combined income and…

FORT MYERS CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY | SOLE CUSTODY ATTORNEY Yes, an unmarried girl can get sole custody of her child in Florida. If the court finds that after following Chapter 61.13 and reviewing all of the elements there, that there is a reason to grant sole custody to the mother, then they will award sole…

EXPUNGEMENT ATTORNEY FORT MYERS | CRIMINAL LAWYER FORT MYERS Yes, an expungement can be denied in Florida if you have an adjudication in your background, if you have a juvenile adjudication or if you have an adult adjudication. An adjudication is where the court adjudicated you guilty of a crime. If you have withhold, then you…

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT ATTORNEY FORT MYERS/NAPLES| FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS  Yes, a person can limit their exposure to alimony by having a prenuptial agreement. They can do several things. They can eliminate it all together. They can establish it. They can modify it, or they can waive it, but you have to make sure that if your…

DRUNK DRIVING FORT MYERS | FORT MYERS/CAPE CORAL DUI ATTORNEYS Yes, they can. Even if your legal limit … Even if you are not above the legal limit of .28, you can still be guilty if that one drink made you impaired. Let’s say you had not had anything to eat the whole day. That…

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