Terminating Parental Rights In Melbourne, Florida – Series Recap

This is the final post in a series of articles about terminating parental rights in Melbourne, Florida. One objective of this series was to provide an overview of Florida law governing the termination of parental rights. Another was to review the legal process for taking such action. As we have stressed throughout these articles, the termination of a parent’s rights is taken very seriously by Florida courts in light Read More

The Importance Of Discovery When Terminating Parental Rights In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in a series of articles about terminating parental rights in Melbourne, Florida. In our previous article, we discussed the legal process to terminate the rights of a parent. We also stressed the importance of consulting with knowledgeable counsel to help navigate the system. Given the permanence of a termination ruling and potential impact on the parent and child involved, Florida courts require Read More

The Process For Terminating Parental Rights In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in a series of articles addressing the termination of parental rights in Melbourne, Florida. The previous post focused on the extreme situations which could result in the termination of one’s parental rights. Given the seriousness of a termination decision, Florida law requires clear and convincing evidence of the risk to the child’s well-being before revoking a parent’s rights. In this article, Read More

When A Melbourne, Florida Court Will Terminate Parental Rights

This is the next post of a series of articles discussing terminating parental rights in Melbourne, Florida. Our previous article provided an overview of the topics to be addressed in this series. It also stressed the importance of engaging counsel with experience in child custody issues. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you navigate this complex and often contentious legal process. In this post, we will review Florida Read More

Terminating Parental Rights In Melbourne, Florida – Series Overview

This is the first post in a series of articles about terminating parental rights in Melbourne, Florida. Seeking to terminate one’s parental rights is a very serious matter. As such, a Florida court will only terminate the rights of a parent in extreme circumstances. The party seeking to have a parent’s rights terminated will bear a high burden of proof to demonstrate that the situation is serious enough to justify Read More

Understanding The Rights Of Fathers In Melbourne, Florida – Series Recap

This is the last post in my series about fathers’ rights in Melbourne, Florida, a topic that is a common source of confusion to parents. It is important to understand this subject so that fathers involved in child custody situations know their legal rights and obligations. Misunderstandings about our state’s treatment of dads can have long-lasting consequences to all those involved. My goal in this series has been to Read More

Melbourne Fathers Must Understand How Florida Addresses Unpaid, Or “Back,” Child Support

This is the next post in my series on misperceptions regarding the rights of Melbourne, Florida fathers. My last article explained the consequences of a father agreeing that his child may move out of state. It is important for dads to understand that consenting to a relocation will often result in having to litigate any disputes in the child’s new home state. In order to fully understand the ramifications of a move, Read More

The Consequences Of A Melbourne Father Allowing The Mother To Move The Child Outside Of Florida

This is the next post in my series on misperceptions which exist when it comes to the rights of Florida fathers. My last article discussed why a dad should assert his rights as soon as possible. It is important to understand that the longer one waits to obtain a child custody order, then the more likely a Judge is to leave the current situation in place as the “status quo.” By gaining a custody order immediately, a Read More

Melbourne, Florida Fathers Should Assert Their Rights As Soon As Possible

This is the next post in my series on the rights of Melbourne, Florida fathers. My last article discussed misunderstandings on the issue of “fathers’ rights.” It is important to understand that our state, like many others, views the rights and obligations of each parent to be equal. This means that the Court will show no preference, on the basis of gender, in child custody proceedings. Instead, the Court will only be Read More

Misconceptions About The Rights Of Florida Fathers

This is the next post in my series on the rights of Florida fathers. My last article provided an overview of topics which this series will be addressing. It also stressed the need to speak with an attorney, as soon as possible, if you are involved in a child custody dispute. It is important that you speak with counsel as soon as possible so that you may initiate Court proceedings in a timely manner. Waiting to do so Read More