June 2014 Archives

Navy father could lose custody of daughter due to deployment

Military service members who are stationed in Florida, and throughout the country, are commonly called away from their homes on deployments, which can last anywhere from a matter of days to more than a year, in the service of the United States. If during the course of a deployment a military family law, or other civil legal issue, should arise, military personnel are often unable to appear in court to represent their interests.

Avoiding financial setbacks that can come with divorce

There are generally a lot of emotions in play at the end of a marriage. Often, in their haste to reach an agreement and finalize the process, divorcing couples in Sarasota, and throughout Florida, will choose to liquidate all of their assets and split the profits. While there are benefits to this method for settling a divorce, issues can arise down the road that may have long-term implications without careful planning.

Unpaid child support lands Florida father in jail

Situations can arise for parents in Sarasota, and other cities, that make it difficult or impossible to fulfill their child support obligations. While parents in these cases may be able to obtain a child support modification to adjust for their altered circumstances, parents who are able to pay, but choose not to can face serious consequences and penalties, including possible jail time.

Shepherd and Sally dispute over custody for baby due in July

There are cases in Sarasota, and elsewhere, in which a couple that is expecting a child decides to divorce. While this can complicate an issue that is often already difficult, child custody must be determined for the unborn child based on what is in the best interests of the child, just as it is in cases involving infants and older children.

Alimony dispute holding up divorce for NBA star Felton and wife

It is common for divorcing spouses in Sarasota, and elsewhere, to enter into divorce proceedings with an idea already in their heads about what they want and feel they are owed in terms of asset division and support awards. When couples are not able to reach an agreement on these, and other terms, it can hold up the entire divorce and settlement process.

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