A new independent film is currently the subject of a great deal of media buzz. This film is likely to resonate with millions of Americans simply due to its subject matter. The film "Romeo Misses a Payment" spotlights various child custody and child support issues that affect low-income Americans in particular. It additionally criticizes wider governmental and cultural systems as perpetuating single-parent households, but the inequities it exposes in child custody and child support issues among low-income Americans are striking critics most profoundly.
A lot of Florida families don't realize that once a child custody and support arrangement is made it may not be set entirely in stone. If circumstances change significantly one or both parents can file for a change in the agreement, asking for increased or decreased time with the children and a corresponding adjustment to support payments.
Sometimes when we read about celebrity divorces or child custody cases the issues can seem worlds away from the ones that average Florida families experience. However, at the heart of every child custody and support dispute is always the priority of serving the best interests of the child and in looking at cases in the news we can see the different ways that can be interpreted. In some cases it leads to creative solutions that are unconventional but help create stability for the children.
There was a time, not too long ago, when the idea of having a child via sperm donation was relatively unheard of or at least not talked about. Today, as we know, sperm donation is becoming more and more common and routine, which means that we hear about it more. The discussion isn't coming just from families who have benefitted from sperm donation, but also from the donors themselves, who in some cases are seeking parental rights over the children that resulted.
Allen Iverson was known as a devastating NBA player. He could perform amazing crossover dribbles that left defenders in a trance; he had a tremendous tolerance for pain, proven by his endless drives to the basket that resulted in him getting clobbered to the floor; and, altogether, his offense gifts made him one of the best NBA players of the 1990s and 2000s.
Child custody and support are usually two of the most contested aspects of a divorce. It requires careful negotiation and numerous hours of good-faith discussions to get everyone on the same page and, eventually, to get both parties to accept the parameters of their agreement.