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How should I deal with visitation issues?

Even when one parent has sole custody of a child, the court will allow the other parent visitation. This is done so that both parents can develop a strong and loving relationship with the child, which is crucial to a happy and healthy life. However, many parents have issues with visitation that can be perplexing to address. Very Well Family offers the following advice, so you can take the proper steps to remedy visitation problems between you and your ex. 

How is paternity determined in Florida?

Establishing paternity may be viewed by many in Sarasota as little more than talk show fodder. This is no doubt due to the assumption that if there is even a question of paternity, it likely means that the man believed to be a child's father is trying to duck his parental responsibilities (such as paying child support). That such a thought is even implied might also lead many to assume that there is an element of vindictiveness present on the part of the child's mother. Yet that may rarely be the case. Most often, establishing paternity is simply meant to legally recognize the link between father and child. 

Should you fight to keep your full 401k?

Your divorce in Sarasota will no doubt prompt a good deal of emotion, and often that will come into play when making decisions throughout the process. There may be instances where such feelings help in making wise choices, and others where it could potentially cloud your judgment. Where the potential exists for the latter to occur, you will want to carefully consider every option to ensure that you are doing what is best for you. 

Determining the custody of pets

Most in Sarasota would likely agree that going into a divorce, one of the most potentially contentious issues a couple will deal with is the custody of their children. Family matters often involve a great deal of emotion, yet it should be remembered that parents and children do not always make up the entirety of a family. What about a couple's pets? Oftentimes, they are also viewed as being part of family. How, then, does the court determine who gets custody of them? 

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