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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Florida Timesharing Agreements

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Negotiating timesharing with your soon-to-be former spouse can be a difficult and tedious process. You already are feeling the stress of divorce yourselves and you cannot bear to think about the emotional toll it will take on your children. So how can you make sure the agreement will be in the best interests for… Read More »

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Witnesses in Florida Custody Trials

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Although many cases come to a final settlement before a custody trial is needed, some cases are too hotly contested and ultimately need to rely on a judge to make the final determination.  Florida law places a strong preference towards granting joint custody to parents so they have equal rights and responsibilities and both… Read More »

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Relocating With Minor Children in Florida

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

You have completed the divorce process in Florida and you were designated the primary residential parent for your children. A few years pass and you get a call from your boss that he wants to promote and relocate you to the company’s New York headquarters. You want to know whether you are permitted to… Read More »

Establishing Paternity in Florida

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Establishing paternity for a child can at times be a challenging hurdle, particularly if the mother is unmarried. Under Florida law, there is a presumption that the husband of a married mother is the father of any child that mother has, there is no such presumption for unmarried couples.  As a result, in such… Read More »

Determining Child Support in a Florida Divorce

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Florida is one of the 39 states that adopts the ‘income shares’ model of child support. This model of support is premised on the idea that minor children should receive the same proportion of parental income that they would receive if their parents remained married. While Florida law (Fla. Stat. Ann. §61.30) directs courts… Read More »

The Challenges of Modifying Custody Agreements in a Florida Divorce Case

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Many changes may occur in parents’ lives during the time their children are growing up. They may lose their jobs multiple times and be forced to move each time, they may start constantly disparaging the other parent in front of the child, or in extreme situations, they may start engaging in inappropriate or abusive… Read More »

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