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What are the laws for moving with kids after a Florida divorce?

Whether to make a fresh start, pursue a career opportunity, be closer to family or any other number of reasons, it is common for people to want to relocate after a divorce. There can be much more to the process for Florida parents than just finding a new residence and packing up their belongings, however. Generally, parents of minor aged children who have time-sharing agreements in Florida are subject to specific rules regarding relocations.

Child support enforcement in the state of Florida

Generally, both parents share the financial responsibility of raising their child. When the parents are not living together, family law judges in Florida, and elsewhere, often order child support awards to ensure that noncustodial parents continue to provide that support. As court orders, there are enforcement procedures and tools in place at both the state and federal levels to ensure that parents fulfill their financial obligation for their children.

Adoptive parents could be eligible for federal tax credit

The cost of adopting a child can vary greatly for families in Sarasota, and elsewhere, based on a number of factors, including the age of the child, the type of adoption, the circumstances of the adoption, and the type of facilitator or placement agency that is used. According to the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children, Youth and Families, adoption expenses can range from minimal to more than $40,000. For some prospective adoptive families, the costs of adoption may make it difficult to afford.

Divorce isn’t cheap in Florida, but is still attainable

Nearly every divorce comes with painful emotions, along with the complicated mess of untangling what could have been years of shared finances and assets. The cost of a divorce is also something that should not be taken lightly, particularly in Florida. With an average cost of $409 to file the divorce paperwork, many Floridians who are wishing to end their marriage may find themselves unprepared. In today’s financial climate, this can be discouraging.

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