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September 2017 Archives

Understanding Florida adoption laws

Florida residents seeking to adopt a child will be glad to know that there are very few restrictions for doing so. As the Florida Department of Children and Families explains, virtually any Florida adult who has the desire and ability to love a child, provide for his or her basic needs, and is willing to make a lifetime commitment to him or her can adopt a child.

Tips on managing parenting time

While there are many aspects of a divorce in Florida that can be stressful and emotional, splitting the care of your children is considered to be the most difficult by many parents. While it is impossible to control the actions of your ex-spouse, there are things you can do to make your parenting split simpler and more peaceful. We at the Law Office of Philip J. Schipani can not only help you arrange the best schedule for your needs, but also offer tips on how to manage the agreement. 

Domestic violence in Florida

Domestic violence is one of the most serious family law issues in Florida. As the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence points out, under Florida law, many forms of domestic violence, such as assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping and false imprisonment, are criminal offenses if they result in injury to or the death of a family or household member.

Custody and co-parenting in Florida

One of the biggest concerns of Florida couples considering divorce is their children and the custody and visitation arrangement that will go into effect once the divorce is final. If the parents themselves can come to a co-parenting agreement, this is the most preferable arrangement since it assures that the children will have continuing meaningful contact with both parents whom they love and trust. However, if parents cannot agree, a court will decide the custody arrangement for them.

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