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Social media can lead to family law issues

The impact that social media now has on interpersonal relationships is nothing short of astounding. People can now keep in touch with extended family, catch up with old friends, and even track down an old high school love interest; all from the comfort of their own homes. Never before has it been easier for Florida residents to reconnect with people or to branch out and make new friends and acquaintances. That said, social media also affords a number of opportunities to create family law issues, many of which can have unwelcome consequences.

Frozen embryos present unique family law issue

When a Florida couple with no children decides to part ways, the matter is often far simpler than for those families who share children. This is not always the case, however, as exemplified by an unusual family law issue currently underway in a West Coast courtroom. The matter concerns a divorced couple who are fighting over the use of frozen embryos.

Links between estate planning and family law

During a Florida divorce, most couples spend a significant amount of time and effort determining which party will retain which assets. Property division is an important aspect of the divorce process, and one that will have a great deal of impact on the years ahead. However, there is an extra step that spouses should take to ensure that their former partner does not gain access to certain assets. This family law matter is linked to estate planning, and should be addressed during any divorce.

Florida grandparents may soon be able to petition for visitation rights to grandchild

The Florida family courts contend that, in all child custody decisions, the best interests of a child are paramount. This assertion, however, is one with which many grandparents who have been denied access to a grandchild would likely take issue.

Prenuptial agreements aren't just for the rich and famous

When a couple is planning to marry, love and romance are key motivators. However, from a legal standpoint, the concept of marriage is far less romantic as marriage is essentially a contract between two people. Prior to entering into any contact, most people take steps to fully understand what they are getting into and read the fine print and legal disclaimers.

How can unwed Florida fathers establish paternity?

Today, a growing percentage of couples in the U.S. are having children out of wedlock. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during 2012 nearly 41 percent of babies who were born in the U.S. were born to unwed mothers. For the fathers of these children, it's important to take steps to establish legal paternity.

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