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Things you may not know about child support in Florida

Whether you have been ordered to pay child support or are on the receiving end, there are several things that you may not know about this program that could affect you and your family. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani can not only help you fight for your rights while you are going through divorce, but can also provide education on the little-known details of Florida child support.

Child custody options

If you are a parent going through a divorce in Florida, you are likely concerned about what will happen to your children. The first question that many parents have concerns the options that are available for child custody. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani have detailed the types of custody that may be arranged and what each one will mean for you.

The steps to adoption in Florida

Once you have decided to adopt a child in Florida, there are several things that you will need to do to prepare. We at The Law Offices of Philip J. Schipani are here to help you every step of the way as you grow your family through the process of adoption.

What is the Hague Convention

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, simply called the Hague Convention, is an international treaty that deals with cases of international child abduction. The most typical cases involve one parent taking a child out of the country and failing to return. While Florida courts may deal with situations when parents move away with the child, dealing with other countries may limit their reach.

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

In the days leading up to your wedding date, you may find yourself wondering if you need a prenuptial agreement. Everything may seem like it is perfect for you and your partner now, but you cannot predict the future. Not everyone who gets married in Florida stays together. It may not seem like the most romantic idea to think about, but doing so can make it easier for you and your partner to divide marital assets in a divorce. No matter how much or little you may bring to the table in your marriage, a prenuptial agreement can help you to protect yourself financially. 

Managing the strong emotions that can come with divorce

With divorce, there are a plethora of issues that couples may have to work through. For example, they may have no agreement on how to handle child custody, child support and other matters. At Philip J. Schipani, we know some of the other ways that divorce could affect you if you reside in Sarasota, or in another one of Florida’s counties. For example, you may have to work through very strong emotions, which can be especially true if you are going through a high asset divorce.

How to determine parenting time

One of the most difficult parts of going through a divorce in Florida can be determining parenting time. Shuffling schedules, making arrangements and communicating can be overwhelming, but having a plan set in place before the judge officially dissolves your marriage can make your co-parenting transition much smoother. We at The Law Offices of Philip J. Schipani not only help you divide your assets, we can also guide you through the process of determining your parenting time.

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