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Devising a parenting schedule that works for everyone

When you have separated from the biological parent of your children, it is likely that you will need to learn how to engage with him or her in a different dynamic: as a coparent. If the separation is still raw, this may be a very challenging thing to deal with; however, over time, you will both be able to find a way to successfully co-parent together for the benefit of your kids.

What to expect in a child custody hearing

Anticipating your first ever child custody hearing can be a scary experience, especially since it will likely mean a great deal for you and your family. In order to have the best possible experience and to get an ideal result in your child custody case, it is a good idea to make some preparations in advance and understand what you should expect.

How Florida fathers can gain full custody

If you are a father, it can be devastating to feel as though you are not getting the time that you deserve with your child. It is therefore vital that you understand what needs to be done in order to make a compelling child custody case and ensure that your relationship with your child is protected.

As a father, should I appeal my divorce?

Sometimes a divorce ruling might not have been what you wanted to hear, and as a result, the consequences can feel devastating. You always have a legal right to appeal the ruling; however, you are wise to question whether this is a good idea, both in terms of the finances that you put at risk as well as your chances of success in the appeal.

When can a parent make medical decisions for a child?

When you are a custodian of a child, the responsibilities go far beyond the simple visitations that you have with your child. You, of course, have the duty to love, protect, and help them grow up to be responsible adults. With these responsibilities, you will have to take them for medical consultations from time to time.

Steps to take in modifying a divorce settlement

Divorce settlements are usually looked at as a final statement, set in stone, that can be brushed aside and never looked at again. Although many divorcees would rather move on with their lives and never have to think about the stress and unsettlement that going through a divorce can bring, the reality is that on occasion a divorce settlement should be reconsidered, because some of the terms are not working for one of the individuals.

How do taxes work regarding alimony?

Either receiving or paying alimony can be a very complex when it comes to how it relates to taxes. It is important to make sure you know what is tax deductible and what you are likely to owe. If you are receiving alimony, this should be taxed as alimony. Similarly, if you are paying alimony, you should deduct this from your income tax since your former spouse will be paying the tax owed on receipt of the alimony.


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