Month: December 2015

What happens if one parent is unknown?

In most custody cases, there are two biological parents involved. However, there are also situations where adoptive parents, grandparents and even legal custodians are party to the case. One issue that can come up in some of the more complicated child custody cases is...

Understanding alimony and modifications

Whether or not you qualify for alimony or spousal support can be a confusing subject when it comes to divorce. Even once you figure out if alimony is an option, there's still the matter of how much to be decided. It's no surprise that this can be a contentious issue...

Can a tax refund be applied to child support arrears?

There are many different avenues the child support enforcement agency can attempt to collect funds from the payor to satisfy arrears, including garnishing wages and lottery winnings and intercepting a federal tax refund. Taking a tax refund can help get the payor...

What are the requirements for an AMBER alert?

When some parents divorce or separate, one parent might not be satisfied with the child custody arrangements. In fact, he or she could be so unhappy that he or she decides to take the child and run. When this happens, law enforcement in Florida and across the country...

2 missing teens found, mother arrested

Child abductions are one of the scariest things that could possibly happen to a parent, but there are many situations in which one parent is actually the abductor. This is especially common in long, difficult custody cases or those that involve allegations of domestic...