Sometimes, one or both partners with children will remarry after a divorce. The kids will then have three or four parents. Part of the divorce settlement includes child support and custody arrangements. In Florida, parents develop a “time-sharing” plan with the visitation schedule. After a second marriage, things change for the adults and children involved. Often, parents who pay child support have questions after their ex-spouse remarries. Jacobs Law Firm of Orlando will go over what happens when step parents enter the picture.
Kids will have an extra provider or caretaker, including more financial support. Florida generally doesn’t calculate any additional income after a remarriage. Either parent can file for child support modification when family circumstances have changed. It’s best to consult with an attorney before petitioning the courts. Same-$ex divorced couples with kids can also file for child support modification orlando. Some parents can look up their cases on the Florida Department of Revenue’s website. Contact our family law attorneys in Orlando to evaluate your case. We can also explain the Florida Child Support Program in greater detail. Jacobs Law Firm will assess the information to see if you’re eligible for modification.
Some relationships lead to the step-parent wanting to adopt the children. These cases are often more complicated and go through a longer process. Both biological parents need to consent, and one waives their rights and responsibilities. A step parent adoption can end child support payments altogether. Giving up parental rights is typically a voluntary surrender in Florida. If the children are abandoned or in danger, step parent adoption is less complicated. Contact our family lawyers for any questions regarding child support and parental rights. Jacobs Law Firm in Orlando can explain the process in further detail.
Florida prioritizes the best interests of children in all family law cases. Kids over the age of 12 need to consent to a stepparent adoption, undergo an interview, and sign documents. The state considers that at age 12, a child can decide on the parenting or custody arrangement they want. Older children can stop a stepparent adoption, and Florida accepts their decision. The one biological parent will continue to pay child support until age 18. Contact us to ask about child custody if a stepparent is part of the relationship. Jacobs Law Firm of Orlando can assist you with any situation involving the family courts.
Those who seek a stepparent adoption get full legal and physical custody of kids in Florida. If the marriage ends in a divorce, the same laws apply. Step parents will end up paying child support because of their responsibilities. Also, after a divorce, a time-sharing plan or custody arrangement gets set up in Florida. Jacobs Law Firm also handles cases for stepparents with adopted children. Schedule a consultation with us for child support or custody issues in Orange County.
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