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June 2012 Archives

Divorcing baby boomers may face complex property division

Nearly everyone in Pensacola has probably heard the sobering statistic that approximately one out of every two marriages ends in divorce. But that broad figure conceals shifting trends and nuanced differences among age groups. One of the more interesting differences is the divorce rate among the baby boomer generation: Twenty-five percent of those over 50 filed for divorce in 2009, a jump from 10 percent in 1990.

Florida law gives more balanced parenting time in custody cases

Current Florida law recognizes the need for non-custodial parents to participate in their children's lives. According to statistics gathered by the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, a national interest group, non-custodial parents in Florida can receive up to 40 percent of the total parenting time.

Tips for divorcing Florida parents sharing child custody

Reaching an agreement on child custody is a sine qua non for divorcing parents. While the process of divorce and the resolution of attendant issues can be highly emotional and stressful, sometimes that stress continues even after the divorce is made final. In particular, child custody issues present their own challenges as children work through their feelings about splitting time between parents and parents cope with seeing their children less frequently than they used to.

Court does not send Dennis Rodman to jail for back child support

Settling on the amount of child support is often one of the most important agreements reached by divorcing parents in Florida. It provides children with financial security and the resources that help them as they grow up. In some cases, however, a parent fails to meet the requisite child support obligations imposed by the court. In those circumstances, divorced parents have a couple of options.

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