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Supporting Families from Birth to Legacy

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July 2017 Archives

How being in the military may increase divorce risk

According to career website Zippia, first-line enlisted military supervisors have the highest divorce rate by the age of 30. This was determined by analyzing the Census Bureau's Public Use Microdata Sample data. Those in Florida or elsewhere working in this field had a divorce rate of 30 percent by the age of 30. Overall, those working in the military had a 15 percent divorce rate by the age of 30.

Are you ready to adopt your stepchild?

Stepchild adoption is often the next step in forming a merging family unit. However, in many cases, it is not a decision made lightly. Succeeding in the role of a stepparent is the first step. Then, certain conditions must be met before the adoption will be officially approved.

Why do divorcing couples choose collaboration over litigation?

If you are contemplating divorce, you may be wondering about the best avenue to take to get out of your marriage. A court proceeding is the traditional way in which most people carry out divorce, but there may be a better way for you.

What research says about same-sex marriage

In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in Florida and the rest of the country. The court ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that limiting marriage to heterosexual couples would be a violation of the 14th Amendment. While only 37 percent of Americans were supportive of same-sex marriage in 2007, that number increased to 62 percent in 2017 according to a Pew Research poll.

Shared parenting after a divorce

Although many Florida parents who divorce end up in an arrangement where one parent has primary physical custody and the other gets some form of visitation, parents' rights advocates say that pursuing shared parenting may lead to better outcomes. According to a study conducted with 150,000 subjects and later published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, shared parenting has the most beneficial impact on children's health due to the reduced stress it places on kids.

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