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Fighting for Sole Custody of a Child

| Adam Cowhey | ,
Under Florida law, “child custody” is an obsolete term. Custody is now referenced as parenting time with equal time favored by the courts, but with one parent enjoying the majority of parenting time in most instances. Still, it is the policy of the courts for both parents to have continuing and frequent contact with their […]

What is the Difference between a Sex Offender and a Sex Predator?

Florida law makes a distinction between a sex offender and a sex predator, though most people would likely not know or care of the difference so long as a person designated with either status is kept away from children or placed in certain isolated areas, if possible. Sex offender and predator registries identify these persons […]

Driving with a Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License in Florida

Whether you drive on a suspended or a revoked driver’s license, doing so is unlawful and exposes you to fines, further loss of your driving privileges and possible jail time. There is a difference between a suspended and a revoked license. If suspended, you’ve lost your privilege to drive for a temporary period of time. […]

Establishing or Challenging Paternity

| Adam Cowhey | ,
Paternity is about establishing the identity of a child’s father for purposes of having the father contribute to the support of the child and/or establish parental rights. In the majority of cases, the father’s identity is not at issue especially if the parents are married to one another. If married, the law presumes the husband […]

Probation Sentences and Their Conditions in Florida

| Zachary Ward | ,
Probation is a court-ordered supervisory condition for persons convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony.  A court will impose probation either in lieu of a jail sentence or after a person has served a portion of their time in jail or prison. Depending on the type of probation, a defendant may or may not have […]

Considerations to Make When Creating a Visitation Schedule

| Adam Cowhey | ,
The courts typically favor joint or equal parenting time with the children where the children’s time is split fairly evenly with each parent. This is not always possible if a parent lives a far distance from the other parent’s residence or the child’s school, a party’s work schedule cannot accommodate equal parenting time, or there […]

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