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Understanding when a child support obligation will come to an end

For the most accurate information regarding the end of a child support obligation readers of this Florida family law blog are encouraged to turn to their operating divorce decrees. Individual child support cases are worked out pursuant to divorces and other legal proceedings, and as such, a person can find out case-specific information about their own situation by referring back to the order or agreement for support that was created for them. Generally, though, child support obligations end when children become adults or when they are otherwise no longer under the care of their parents.

More women paying alimony than ever before

A survey by the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers suggests that traditional gender roles may be shifting when it comes to post-divorce support payments. The survey claims that more divorce lawyers than ever are seeing an increase in women paying child support and alimony when their marriages end. This is a significant shift from the previously common arrangement of wage-earning men paying their stay-at-home wives support in the wake of marital dissolutions.

Navigating the stepparent adoption process

Are you a stepparent interested in adopting your partner's children? This is a wonderful way to formally and legally unite your family, but the process can be involved and sometimes complicated. If your goal is to adopt your stepchildren, you will find it beneficial to learn how this process works and what you can expect.

Know your options after a drunk driving arrest

An arrest for alleged drunk driving can be an unexpected and terrifying experience. In a moment's time a driver may be on their way home and suddenly confronted with a law enforcement official, a series of sobriety tests, and accusations that do not match with the truth of the situation. When this happens to a Florida resident it is important that they know what they can do to protect themselves.

Research links co-parenting success to child behavior

Florida parents may notice that when their stress levels rise, their children feed off of their more sensitive behaviors. A parent who raises their voice may find that their child raises their voice, too, and a parent who feels anxiety may witness anxiety rise in their own kids. These issues can be pronounced in children of divorce, and a new study suggests that how parents interact after a divorce can have a big impact on how their children behave.

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