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Understanding U.S. Child Support Statistics and the Consequences of Failing to Pay

Understanding U.S. Child Support Statistics and the Consequences of Failing to Pay In the United States, around 40 to 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, or some legal separation. If the spouses have a child and are looking to end their marriage legally, child support payments will be arranged by either the ex-spouses or by the court. The court considers many factors when decreeing child support payments, such as parental responsibilities, income, earning potentialities… Read more

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida? Whether grandparents have custodial or visitation rights has been a contentious issue over the years in the state of Florida; one laden with legal technicalities that can limit a grandparent's ability to visit or care for their own grandchild. A divorce between two parents can affect not only a child of the marriage but the grandparents as well. Grandparents do not possess the innate right to visit… Read more

How the Increase in Female Incarceration Disproportionately Affects Women with Lower Income

How the Increase in Female Incarceration Disproportionately Affects Women with Lower Income Women have been getting arrested and put behind bars at a staggering rate over the last few decades. Since 1985, the number of women being incarcerated has steadily increased at a rate almost double to that of men's incarceration. With over 200,000 women in federal and state prisons and local jails, the country's criminal justice system continues to send women to overcrowded correctional facilities. According… Read more

Amendments to Divorce Requirements

Florida Further Simplifies Simple Divorce by Removing Notary Simplified dissolution of marriage, more commonly known as simple divorce, is a process that allows couples to obtain a divorce and, provided that the husband and wife meet certain conditions, the process can be a lot faster than when the couple disagrees about the divorce. For example, a husband and wife filing for simple divorce should… Read more

Mistrials

What is a Mistrial and How Do They Affect Your Case? This past week, the highly publicized Bill Cosby trial was declared a mistrial. Cosby was on trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting college administrator Andrea Constand in 2004. Over the course of several months after being charged, Cosby faced a slew of sexual assault allegations from approximately sixty (60) women. Constand's allegations… Read more
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