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Child custody modification guidelines

Since ensuring that children are taken care of post-divorce is one of the main concerns of both parents and courts, a parenting plan that establishes the method of care, upbringing, communication and assumption of costs is an essential part of the divorce agreements. It requires working out of timetables, custody and visitation schedules and some even include the pickup and drop-off locations. While these agreements may have worked for a few years after the divorce, circumstances change and some divorced parents may find the need to modify their child custody orders.

Establish paternity to reap certain benefits in Missouri

Whereas divorces have many different legal issues that need to be resolved between couples, establishing paternity has a more narrow focus. Fathers in Missouri often establish legal paternity to get child custody, child visitation or to make child support payments. Whatever the case, establishing paternity is the first step to legally become responsible for one's children.

Ways to establish paternity in Florida

When a couple is married to one another when their child is born, there is an assumption that the husband is the father of the newborn. There is no need to take any action to establish paternity in such cases. Establishing paternity at the hospital when the child is born, is the easiest way to do so in Florida. Even if the parents are unmarried, they can fill out the Paternity Acknowledgement form in the hospital and sign it in the presence of the notary public provided by the hospital. The form will be forwarded by the hospital to the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics for the recording of the child's birth and the father's name will be on the birth certificate.

What is the difference between physical and legal custody?

When Missouri couples end their marriages to one another, they usually expect to get a clean break from their previous relationships so they can move on with their lives. This is what usually does happen, unless the couple has children; then the couple must still maintain a relationship with one another even though their legal relationship with one another is finished. When deciding who the children should live with and the child custody arrangement during a divorce, the child's well-being should be each party's concern. This is why it is important to know the different types of custody arrangements available, so each divorcing couple can choose what suits their situation.

Joseph J. Porzenski
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