The term ‘deadbeat dad’ is often used to describe a father that does not carry out his legal responsibility to support his kids after divorce. It is usually given to a person who is not there for their child, either financially or emotionally.
Even though you are divorced from their mother, Florida law still entitles you to half the time with the kids as long as you are a fit parent. Once you are ready to contribute positively to your kids’ lives, you are entitled to be a part of it.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can leave the woman alone with the kid for the first 5-10 years of their lives and suddenly show up wanting to be a part. Don’t think you can go before a judge and suddenly go from having no time with the kid to having half the time.
Who is right for my case?
Now that you have made the decision to hire a family law attorney, how do you go
about it? Let’s face it. There are a lot of lawyers in Florida. However, it’s not every
lawyer that is suitable for your case. Here are some of the things you need to look
out for when you’re selecting a family law attorney.
Types of Alimony
There are different types of Alimony that are applicable under Florida laws. Florida courts, therefore, have the discretion to determine the type of alimony to award, if any upon taking into consideration the interests of both parties and what it ultimately believe to be fair under the given circumstances.