Governor Scott Vetoes Florida Family Law Bill
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Governor Scott Vetoes Florida Family Law Bill

Florida Senate Bill 668 has been vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. The proposed bill would have made several needed reforms to alimony and parenting time. More specifically, the bill created an assumption that mothers and fathers should have equal time-sharing with their children after divorce, unless evidence is submitted otherwise. Custody and visitation rights in…

Understanding the Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Florida
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Understanding the Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Florida

The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program in Florida trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children. Whether the child has been abused, neglected or abandoned, the GAL program works as an impartial party to protect the child’s best interests. The guardian ad litem is commonly referred to as a “friend of the child.” Pursuant to…

Being More Than Just the “Ex”
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Being More Than Just the “Ex”

In an article in the Huffington Post written by Laura Lifshitz, the author discusses the difficulty in explaining divorce to young children. What does the term “ex” mean to a young child? Saying that you are “just friends” with the child’s other parent is confusing, especially when your child cannot comprehend girls and boys being…

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NBA Star Paul George Near Resolution in Paternity, Child Support and Child Custody Case

NBA star Paul George and his baby’s mother are close to finalizing a “joint parenting, joint decision-making” resolution over their 5-month-old daughter, his lawyer said. Amber Sutherland and Lia Eustachewich report for the New York Post.