When is a UCCJEA Affidavit required?

UCCJEA

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is a federal act that has been adopted by almost every state. Every case in Florida involving minor children requires the filing of a UCCJEA Affidavit.

Find out why and what needs to be included:

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When can a Court impute income?

Imputing income

What if the other parent is purposely making less to lower or avoid support payments? Courts may impute income if you prove your case. Here’s how:

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Modification in child support during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Florida courts have found that the loss of a job or changes in the parties’ income may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification in child support, provided that the change is permanent in nature.

But what if you lose your job due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?

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Is it normal to still live with your spouse while divorce is pending?

With reasons ranging from “neither of us can afford to move out” to “neither of us wants to lose the opportunity to see the children on a daily basis”, couples living together while the divorce is pending is more common than you think. It’s normal for a couple going through a divorce to still be […]

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Who keeps the pets in a divorce?

Most people consider their pets part of the family. What happens to these pets during a divorce? Does Florida allow for visitation of pets?

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Can child support payments be modified?

Child Support Modification

Yes. Florida law permits a modification in the amount of child support payments, provided that the party requesting for the modification shows that there is a substantial change in circumstances since the date of the order setting the amount.

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Miami-Dade’s Family Court Services

The Family Court Services Unit has been reducing the level of conflict and providing supportive services to families for over 20 years! Specifically, the Unit assists all judges and general magistrates with some of the Court’s most difficult family cases by providing “solution-focused and brief therapeutic interventions.” Attorney’s can also ask the Court for a referral to the Family Court Services Unit by filing a Request for a Referral.

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Florida’s Family Court Self-Help Project

family court self-help program

Court actions may seem expensive to some. Luckily, the Miami-Dade County Family Division has developed a Self-Help Program to assist those who are self represented and cannot afford an attorney.

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