Child Custody Laws 090721

As a member of a child’s extended family, Pinellas County does allow for temporary custody measures to be taken in certain cases when the child’s wellbeing is at stake. In Florida, child custody laws do make some provisions for extended family to gain temporary custody. Here are some factors that influence this and considerations you…

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Sometimes moms or dads (or both) may have issues that leave them unable to provide a stable environment for their children. If you are a parent who needs some help to get back on your feet or if you are a relative to minor children who are not being properly cared for, temporary custody may…

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Family Law Attorney 090320

Although the State of Florida strives to ensure that primary custody of minor children remains with the parents, that is not always possible. In cases where a parent is deceased or not able to parent, grandparents can be granted visitation or custody of the minor children. This process requires the help of a skilled family…

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No parent expects to be in a position where they need to adopt their grandchild, however, it does happen. Sometimes the welfare of the child is drawn into question, and this can lead parenting grandparents to wonder whether grandchild adoption may be in the best interest of all family members. In other situations, it may…

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Divorce and separation affect more than just parents and their children. Often grandparents, aunts and uncles and other close relatives who were used to spending significant time with a child miss the time they once shared with their grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sometimes grandparents and other relatives have not been considered in the visitation schedules…

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There are times when the parent is not parenting and it would be in the child’s best interest for them to be with another family member. If you believe that a relative child would benefit from you raising them, you can petition to become the caregiver. Although there are cases where you may not need…

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grandparents divorce

When families go through divorce, children may feel confused, sad and uncertain while their parents work through the proceedings. Divorce is often a difficult experience for the entire family, but there are many things that can be done to maintain as much normalcy as possible. Grandparents, especially, may be uniquely positioned to provide extra stability…

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Adoption isn’t simple, and when inter-family relationships are involved, it can feel even more complicated. It doesn’t have to be, though! Family law attorneys like those of us here at Wagstaff Law Office guide families through the intricacies of inter-family adoption often. Here are three challenges you may encounter as you work through adoption proceedings.…

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It’s your golden years. Empty nest syndrome has transitioned into completing your bucket list and reinvesting in yourself and your partner. Then, in the blink of an eye, everything changes. In many cases, children are left without one or both of their parents. It could be for a number of difficult reasons: Death or incapacitation…

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The bond between a grandparent and grandchild is a special connection that can get complicated when parents become separated or divorced. In many cases, grandparents and extended family such as aunts, uncles and cousins can find themselves wrapped in the turmoil. In an ideal situation, the children would maintain the relationships with their extended family,…

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