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  • The Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

    A pedestrian is defined as a person walking along a road or in a developed area such as a neighborhood. When pedestrians choose to walk down a street with a high level of motor vehicle traffic, they are automatically putting themselves at greater risk for an accident. Many people...

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  • Florida child support guidelines and seasonal income variations

    In a Florida divorce or a Florida paternity case, the law sets out a specific schedule that determines how much child support each party is responsible for based on the income of both parents and the number of children in the family. We have previously discussed, however, that th...

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  • How is a child custody determination from another country treated in Florida?

    Previously in this space we discussed the fact that Florida and the other 49 states each passed the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Act to promote mutual respect for child custody determinations from one state to the next. But what if a family spent a great deal of time o...

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  • How are the child support guidelines in Florida affected by tuition costs?

    Florida law is very clear on how much each party will be responsible for in child support based on both parents' income and the number of children. However, we have recently discussed that the court can deviate from the normal payment schedule for certain unusual circumstances l...

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  • Powers and Authority of a Guardian ad Litem in a Florida Divorce

    In a Florida divorce or paternity proceeding, the best Tampa child custody lawyers often use guardians ad litem for the benefit of the children. A guardian ad litem should not act as an attorney or advocate for the child, but rather as next friend of the child in seeking the chi...

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  • What are the Qualifications to be a Florida Guardian ad Litem?

    The court system uses guardians ad litem to assist in cases involving children. In order to be appointed by the court to perform this task, you must meet one of three qualifications. You must be officially certified by the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program, certified by a not-for...

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  • Reducing Child Support So You Can Pay Expenses of Elderly Parents

    In a Florida divorce or paternity case, there will be a child support guideline calculation to determine how much will be paid from one parent to the other. These calculations are pretty precise and inflexible. What if you are one of the many people in this country who are finan...

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  • Will a Florida Child Custody Order be Followed by Other States?

    A Florida child custody determination deals with the details of who is physically and legally responsible for the child and what timesharing rights other parties may have. If a determination is made in a Florida family law court, whether permanent or temporary, initial or modi...

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  • Threats to Remove the Child and Bond to Protect Against Removal of the Child from Florida

    In a Florida child custody case, if the court sets a parenting plan designating timesharing rights for each parent and there is a reasonable and foreseeable risk that one parent may violate this plan or remove the child from the state or country, the court can take certain measur...

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  • Deviations from the Florida Child Support Guidelines

    In determining the amount of child support to be paid in a Florida divorce case, courts have established a precise numerical formula for calculating those payments. The Florida child support guidelines are based on factors such as the children's health care expenses and the numb...

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