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February 2020 Archives

An Adoptive Parent's Right to FMLA

Since its enactment in 1993, The Family Medical Leave Act has evolved. Taking time off following the addition to a family is encouraged instead of derided. Adoptive parents are also afforded the benefit.  Many employers have stepped up to pay them during the all-important sabbatical.

Is Paid Family Leave in the Future for Adoptive Parents?

While adoption once carried a stigma, attitudes have changed over time. Today, the distinction between birth parents and adoptive parents is negligible, if it even exists at all. Whether mothers and fathers are coming home after a judge’s decree or birth, the initial months together helps to establish a lifelong family bond.

Dividing assets in a divorce

Some movies joke about couples breaking up and dividing their belongings with a chainsaw. You understand that your divorce is not a joke and that splitting your property with your spouse will be one of the most painful and difficult things you may have to do. Property division also plays an important role in how well you will adjust to your new life after the divorce. If you obtain a fair settlement or court order, you may have a better chance of transitioning smoothly into the future.

An International Event Impacting Adoptions

The process surrounding adopting a child involves lengthy and complex paperwork with mandatory home studies and page after page of documents to complete. Prospective parents already enduring a prolonged process do their best to patiently wait for that longtime light at the end of a tunnel.

Florida's Fight For Forever Families

Prior to the state senate’s holiday break last month, Wilton Simpson, then-Senate President-designate from Trilby, filed what he considers his “centerpiece legislation.” For adoptive parents seeking a less complicated process, it was welcome news, if not an early Christmas present.

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