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When Can Parental Rights Be Terminated in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, there is a strong legal preference in favor of both parents having a role in a child’s life. This means that, whenever reasonably possible, Florida courts prefer to award shared responsibility in an child custody case. Of course, that is only a general rule and it will not hold in every situation…. Read More »

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My Ex Will Not Stick to the Child Custody Agreement, What Can I Do?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Reaching a child custody agreement can take a considerable amount of time, effort and emotional energy. For parents, there is so much at stake in a child custody or child time sharing dispute. As such, it is easy to understand why parents become extremely frustrated when their ex refuses to abide by the terms… Read More »

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What Are the Rights of an Unmarried Father in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Legally speaking, there are “putative” and “biological” fathers. A putative father is someone who is presumed to be the father of an illegitimate child (i.e. offspring of unmarried parents). A biological father is one whose genes have been transmitted to the child, as opposed to adopting the minor. Establishing Paternity An unmarried father with… Read More »

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Relocation and Time-Sharing in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, a custodial parent who wishes to relocate more than 50 miles away for a length of time of longer than 60 days must provide notification to the other parent prior to making any moves. Should both parents agree to the relocation, the former couple must file a written agreement with the… Read More »

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Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Several courts across our nation recognize the importance of parent involvement in the lives of children. In fact, studies have shown that children who consistently communication – and even live with – both parents after divorce experience less stress. Under Florida law, it is the custodial parent’s responsibility to encourage and foster an ongoing… Read More »

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