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Why Depp's divorce could be bad news for his kids

Johnny Depp is probably known as one of the biggest film stars in the world. He has had a long film career. Along with being known for his various movie roles (as well as his good looks), Depp is also known for his string of high-profile romantic relationships. 

6 tips for taking the stress out of summer custody plans

Summer is just around the corner, and for many Floridians it can't come soon enough. However, there are some drawbacks and adjustments that come with summer, especially if you are parent sharing custody of your child.

Scott vetoes bill presuming equal parenting time is best

Child custody is one of the most complex and divisive issues in family law. Because there can be so much at stake, from parental rights to the welfare of a child, there are many laws in place that establish certain protections and direct family courts on how to resolve child custody matters lawfully and fairly.

What you should know about your parenting plan

Courts rarely award one parent 100 percent of the parenting time. The modern trend has been to allow both parents an opportunity to spend time with the child. Florida is no different. It is a matter of public policy to ensure that a child has continuing access and contact with both parents as much as possible. The courts are instructed to encourage parents to collaborate during divorces because it's in the best interests of their child to ensure that they continue to get the love and support they need. This post will go over the factors you should consider when setting up a parenting plan.

How will moving affect custody?

Getting through the process of working out a parenting plan can be a great relief to parents who share custody of their kids. With everything laid out in that plan, parents can move forward and refocus their energy on making the most of their time with their children.

What reduces your obligation to pay child support during college?

Child support is paid to help your child grow up, pay for expenses and get an education. Education includes primary, secondary, post-secondary and even graduate school in some cases. When your child support obligation ends depends on the expectations you, your ex-spouse and your child hold in terms of education. If you and the other parent are both professionals, then it is possible that child support could be ordered to continue until your child receives his or her graduate degree. Assuming child support has been ordered, is there any way to mitigate the support payments or do they stay the same? 

Do you still owe child support if your child goes to college?

The short answer is yes. Generally you will continue to owe support while your child is in college. Most people understand that child support ends once he or she hits 18. But this rule is relaxed if your child is pursuing higher education. In some cases, the court will order continued payments to support your child through their pursuit of higher education. This article will address the general factors that the court will consider to order continued support.

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