Shared parenting gaining acceptance

In Florida, the concept of shared parenting, sometimes referred to as joint physical custody, is not implied in the laws of the state, but this is something that lawmakers are trying to change. A couple of bills have passed by substantial margins, but they have been...

Issues to consider when blending families

According to a Pew Research Center report, 16 percent of children were living in a blended family in 2015. However, there may be financial difficulties in such an arrangement. One way to make a transition easier from a financial perspective is to have common goals...

Reaching a child support agreement

Florida parents who are ending their marriages will likely have child support issues to work out. They could reach a child support agreement through informal negotiations or alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Forming a child support agreement through...

Financial preparation for a divorce

When Florida couples decide to get a divorce, they can take certain actions that may help protect them financially. It is important to not put too much stock in advice from friends and family. While that advice may be well-meaning, it may also not apply, as...