What Are The Differences Between Child Custody, Parental Responsibility, and Time Sharing in Florida?
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by Jay Butchko
2w ago
If you are a parent in Florida and are about to get a divorce, you may have already heard terms such as ‘parental responsibility’ and ‘time sharing.’ You may also wonder what they mean and what they have to do with child custody, which is often a term that is more familiar to people. The Florida courts and statutes no longer use the term ‘child custody.’ Instead, this term has been replaced by time sharing and parental responsibility. Below, one of our Tampa child custody attorneys explain what these two terms mean. What is Parental Responsibility?  Under state law, parental responsibilit ..read more
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Can You Disestablish Paternity in Florida?
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by Jay Butchko
3w ago
There are times when parents are not honest or upfront with each other regarding paternity issues. For example, a woman may tell a man that he is the biological father of a child. The man may agree to pay child support as a result. Later, the woman may tell the man that he is actually not the biological father, but he is still paying child support. In this situation, does the man have any recourse? Fortunately, the law in Florida does outline a method for challenging a finding of legal paternity. It is difficult to do this successfully, though. Below, our Tampa paternity and child custody lawy ..read more
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What are Florida’s Residency Requirements for Divorce?
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by Jay Butchko
1M ago
Divorce is a very stressful process and if you do not understand the law, it will only increase the amount of stress you feel. There are many laws that govern the divorce process in Florida and one of the most basic of these is the residency requirement. Florida is one of the most popular states for tourists in the entire country and sometimes, people come to spend many weeks, and sometimes even many months, here. While here, some people want to get married and in the future, they may decide to divorce. This is just one reason why it is so critical for everyone in the Sunshine State to underst ..read more
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Florida Custody & Visitation Laws for Unmarried Parents: A Guide
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by Lynette Silon-Laguna
1M ago
When unmarried parents separate, it can be challenging to establish fair custody and visitation rights without legal assistance. The use of terms like physical and legal custody can lead to confusion and disputes, making it essential to have a clear framework. Additionally, the terms custody and visitation have been replaced with ‘timesharing,’ although custody and visitation are still commonly used when discussing a parent’s time with his or her child.  Therefore, in the following blog we will use custody, visitation and timesharing interchangeably. In this article, we will delve into th ..read more
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Can You Sue the Person Your Spouse Cheated on You With in Florida?
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by Jay Butchko
1M ago
Adultery is one of the main reasons people decide to get a divorce. Learning that your spouse was unfaithful is devastating and it is natural to feel angry and frustrated. You may even consider suing the person your spouse cheated with to claim damages for the loss of your relationship. Individuals who wanted to sue someone else for the demise of their relationship had legal options prior to 1945. At that time, however, the law was abolished. Today, people do not have those same options. While there is one way to sue your spouse’s new partner, this type of legal action is not only very challen ..read more
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When are People Most Likely to Divorce?
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by Jay Butchko
1M ago
For the past several years, Florida has had one of the highest divorce rates in the entire country. In Florida, the divorce rate is 13.2 percent, making the Sunshine State the fourth-highest state in the country. Wyoming, Alabama, and Arkansas are the only three states that have a higher divorce rate. People decide to end their marriage for many reasons, but there are times when couples in Florida are more likely to get a divorce. Many Couples End Their Marriage in Their 40s  People may think that once a couple has reached their 40s, the chance of getting a divorce decreases. In fact, the ..read more
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Five Important Elements in Your Tampa, Florida Parenting Plan
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by Jay Butchko
1M ago
If you are divorcing your spouse and you have minor children together, creating a parenting plan is an important part of the process. Parenting plans outline how you and your spouse will co-parent post-divorce, and any details included in the plan must reflect the best interests of the child. Ideally, parents agree to the different aspects of the plan and can create one without the need to appear in court. Still, a family law judge will have to approve the plan and make it final. To make sure this happens, it is important to include the five following elements. The Rights and Responsibilities ..read more
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Filing for Divorce in Tampa, Florida: Step-by-Step Guide
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by Lynette Silon-Laguna
1M ago
Photo by engin akyurt Going through a divorce in Tampa can be a challenging and confusing time. So many questions arise around the Tampa divorce process and the paperwork required by Florida law.  However, you can confidently move through divorce with the correct information. We created this guide as a roadmap of what to expect when navigating a Tampa divorce.  If you are considering filing for divorce, contact the Tampa divorce attorneys and Tampa marital law lawyers of All Family Law Group, P.A. online or call 813-672-1900 for a free consultation.  We are committed to providi ..read more
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How will the Length of Your Marriage Affect Your Tampa, Florida Divorce?
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by Jay Butchko
2M ago
When going through a divorce there are many terms that must be decided on, and many factors will impact the ultimate settlement. For example, when resolving child custody issues, the only factors considered are the best interests of the child. A factor that will have a large impact on the terms of your divorce is the length of the marriage. Most importantly, the length of your marriage will affect property division and alimony issues. Below, our Tampa divorce attorney explains more. How the Length of a Marriage Impacts Alimony Decisions  When alimony issues are being decided, the length o ..read more
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Why are Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce Proceedings?
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by Jay Butchko
2M ago
Many people believe it is usually men who initiate divorce proceedings, but this is a myth. According to a recent study that included more than 2,000 heterosexual couples, 70 percent of the women filed for divorce first. When a woman has post-secondary education, that number climbs to 90 percent. So, why are women more likely to start divorce proceedings? Below, our Tampa divorce attorney outlines the three main reasons for this. Women Often Feel Overburdened  The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how much women feel overburdened. The majority of women work today and earn an income to co ..read more
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