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Category Archives: Child Support

Child Time Sharing: Florida Exceptions for Military Parents

Florida recognizes the concept of child time sharing rather than custody. This time sharing can be awarded equally between the mother and father, or one parent may be given “majority time sharing.” Time sharing can be complicated under ordinary circumstances, but it can become even more complex when one or both parents serve in the […]

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Child time sharing: At what age can a child in Florida choose which parent to live with?

When is my child old enough to decide which parent to live with? This is a question we hear often from divorcing or already-divorced parents. Sometimes a noncustodial parent wants their child to live with them rather than the current custodial parent, or sometimes a child asks to move from the home of one parent […]

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Child Time Sharing: Do Mothers Take Precedence Over Fathers?

Child time sharing can be a complicated time during divorces, mainly because the divorcing couples have to work out the details on how long a child will spend with each parent. In contentious cases, the court may have to decide how much the child will see a particular parent following divorce. But here at Blumenauer […]

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How does the court determine a parenting plan?

When Tampa family law attorneys are asked about this specific issue, the parties are generally concerned about time-sharing issues, not the other multitude of issues discussed in a parenting plan, so our blog article will focus on that particular issue.  In short, the court bases its entire calculation, determination, and analysis on this issue, on […]

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Child Time Sharing: How to Make It a Smooth Transition

Going through a divorce is not easy, but when you add children into the mix, it can become much harder. Parents who care about their children want to make sure that the outcome of the divorce is in the best interest of their child. Luckily, with a few tips, you can make the child time sharing […]

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How does the court calculate child support?

Tampa divorce attorneys are constantly asked about how the Court will calculate child support, who has to pay what, how often they have to pay what, and more importantly, how did you get to those numbers? In short, the court uses a somewhat simple calculation to make these determinations. This article will give a general, brief […]

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What are child support arrearages?

Many Tampa child support attorneys are asked about what the phrase “child support arrearages” actually means.  The term is constantly thrown around by parties dealing with child support and time sharing, but it is critical to understand what the term means before using it. First and foremost, child support arrearages are those monies, a party […]

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What is the rule of sequestration?

Tampa trial attorneys will routinely request the court “invoke the Rule” prior to a jury or non-jury trial beginning.  The rule of sequestration is more commonly known, ensures that witnesses do not discuss the facts of their cases and/or their testimony with other witnesses prior to their testimony at trial.  The rule of sequestration is applicable in all sorts […]

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