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Fathers do not have to lose custody of their children

Many fathers may be concerned about court bias toward the mother receiving full custody of the children in a divorce case. While there has historically been bias toward the mother, times are changing. Studies are showing more and more that having both parents in a child's life is beneficial, and the court's main concern in custody decisions is the well-being of the child. This means it is becoming increasingly common for fathers to win fair custody rights.

Florida grandparents' visitation rights laws and concerns

A new Florida law regarding the visitation rights of grandparents has raised questions about visitation arrangements in cases where one parent is deceased, absent or in a persistent vegetative state. Under new laws, grandparents may petition the court for visitation rights if the remaining parent has been convicted of a felony or violent crime. One Florida couple asked the court for visitation rights after their daughter died, leaving their granddaughter with her biological father.

Chris Brown reaches agreement in custody battle

Florida entertainment fans may have heard that singer Chris Brown has reached a settlement in the custody dispute he had been having with Nia Guzman. Media sources indicate that Brown will be permitted 12 days of unsupervised visitation with his 1-year-old daughter, Royalty, every month.

Parent alienation and reunification therapy

There may be Florida residents who can benefit from learning more about some of the current issues associated with parent alienation and reunification therapy. If one parent can convince a judge that the other is attempting to alienate their child and hinder their relationship, the court may be compelled to order the children to participate in reunification therapy. Parent alienation syndrome was introduced in the 1980s, and there have been several cases affecting American families across all economic classes.

Frozen embryos after divorce

For divorcing parents in Florida, child custody issues can be contentious. However, advances in fertility treatments sometimes make divorce settlements even more complicated. Some couples, faced with possible infertility, choose to create and freeze embryos that they can use to start a family at a future date. One significant difficulty that comes up is when a couple divorces before using the embryos.

Addressing fathers' rights in Florida

As a father, you may be concerned that family courts in the state will be predisposed to favor your child's mother in custody and support decisions. Although there may be biases at times, there is also an understanding that a child may benefit from the ability to develop a meaningful relationship with both parents. The ability to articulate the significance of this relationship as it relates to your child's development may be helpful in obtaining an outcome that ensures your continued involvement in your child's life.

Determining the best interests of the child in Florida

Although there is no standard definition of the best interests of the child, there are certain factors that a court will look at. Generally, if possible, the court will not want to remove a child from his or her parents. The court will also make a ruling that ensures the safety of the child while putting the him or her into a permanent home setting as soon as possible.

How does a paternity test work?

The state of Florida allows for paternity testing to determine who the biological parents of a child are. In a DNA test, a stretch of DNA is taken from the mother, the child and anyone who may be the father of the child. Such a test is generally 99.9 percent accurate as the child's DNA must be a combination of the mother and the father's DNA.

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