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Understanding the Child Custody Rights of Stepparents

By Steve W. Marsee |

In the event of a divorce, stepparents have very limited child custody rights under Florida law. Their rights are not only superseded by the right’s of the legal parent, but they also have fewer rights than do the child’s biological extended family. In fact, stepparents will not even be granted visitation rights without the… Read More »

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Children Over the Age of Eighteen and Child Support in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, child support obligations typically last until a child’s eighteenth birthday. As the Florida Supreme Court Case of Perla v. Perla made very clear, once a child turns eighteen, child support comes to an end. However, since that case was initially decided in 1952, the law has been refined. Today, child support still… Read More »

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Florida Timesharing Disputes: Understanding the Role of Parenting Coordinators

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, if you are going through a child-related family law dispute, you may end up working with a parenting coordinator. Parenting coordinators are neutral parties. These trained professionals may be able to help your family work together to find a solution that is best for everyone involved. Most often, parenting coordinators are used… Read More »

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What are the Rights of Non-Parental Relatives in a Florida Child Custody Dispute?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody battles can quickly become emotionally charged, stressful and highly complex. When a non-parental relative attempts to assert their child custody rights, things can become even more complicated. In Florida, non-parental relatives will sometimes be able to prevail in a child custody dispute. However, Florida has a strong presumption in favor of awarding… Read More »

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Could Social Media Posts Affect Your Family Law Case?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become a major part of many of our lives. They can be a very useful communication tool. However, if you are going through a divorce in Florida, or any other family law dispute, it is important to remember that social media posts could have… Read More »

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Mediation Can Help Resolve Child Time-Sharing Disputes

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody disputes can be extremely stressful, and most people experience intense emotions throughout the process. Mediation is a means of alternative dispute resolution that could potentially help parents reach a resolution in a child custody battle. If you are involved in a child time sharing dispute in Florida, please contact an experienced Orlando… Read More »

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