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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.

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.

Breaking the news to your child

Couples in Florida who are getting a divorce may have one extra hurdle to overcome if they have a kid. This hurdle takes the form of the question, "how do I tell my child that their parents are getting a divorce?" It's common question, and while answers may vary depending on individual situations and the people involved, there are still some basic tips that are similar across the board.

How divorce can affect your immigration status

Seeking a divorce in Florida can be complex, with questions about your assets, family and the reason for the separation. If you are attempting to dissolve your marriage, you may also have to answer questions about your immigration status and residency. The United States government wants to prevent immigrants from marrying a citizen solely for the purpose of gaining citizenship, so you need to be aware of the differences that will exist if you do not have permanent residence status yet. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Shipani work to ensure that you have the information and guidance to navigate divorce without affecting your citizenship.

When and why to use a QDRO

If you and your spouse have been considering ending your marriage in Florida, you know that the decision to do this will touch every part of your lives. From a financial perspective, it will change your daily and monthly living costs as it is generally more expensive to live alone than with someone else. However, the financial implication of a divorce extends far beyond the here and now.

What does state law have to say about pet ownership?

In countless households across the U.S. pets are treated as more than just companions, but rather as members of the family. In case you have a hard time believing this, you needn't look any further than the thriving number of pet boutiques, the proliferation of "pet-friendly" spaces and even the back windows of passing cars with their ubiquitous stick-figure family decals.

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