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Even with equality, same-sex couples have unique family law needs

In January, same-sex marriage became legal in the state of Florida, but no one knew for sure if the law would remain in effect as an appeal before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta sat waiting for a decision to be made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Understanding more about Florida's paternity laws

The law in Florida dictates that when a child is born to a married couple, the husband is automatically treated as the child's legal father. However, things are decidedly different if the mother is not married at the time of birth, as the child won't be viewed as having a legal father under state law.

How the state's child support oversight cost one parent thousands

The stated mission of the Florida Department of Revenue's Child Support Program is "to help children get the financial support they need when it is not received from one or both parents."

Boxer faces possible jail time for failure to pay Florida child support

Child support orders are based on a variety of factors, including the needs of the child and each parent's ability to support the child. In other words, a parent's child support obligation is based on the given circumstances at the time the order is made. If circumstances change -- such as an increase or decrease in either parent's income -- then a modification of child support may be in order.

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