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December 2015 Archives

Managing holiday visitation schedules after divorce

Visitation decisions in Florida courts can be tough for families during the holidays. Parents may feel a sense of grief over a broken relationship, and being apart from their children may make this even more challenging. At the same time, children may struggle emotionally when they are apart from one parent in order to spend time with the other. Nonetheless, parents can work toward visitation arrangements that accommodate the children's feelings while also addressing parental interests.

Custody cases may reveal legal troubles for same-sex parents

Florida same-sex parents may be interested in what numerous custody cases taking place across the nation could mean for them. Different states are adopting unique approaches to updating parent definitions and family law, such as in one landmark decision by a Massachusetts judge to give a biological mother and a recognized parent shared custody. Another case out of Kentucky, however, reveals how different levels of court systems may conflict in their decisions.

Sherri Shepherd ordered to pay child support for surrogate son

Florida fans of TV personality Sherri Shepherd may be interested to learn that a Pennsylvania court has ruled that comic actor must pay her ex-husband alimony and child support. The decision is the latest chapter in a contentious maternity suit involving the couple's 1-year-old son, who was conceived with the help of a surrogate mother.

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