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1 out of 3 kids lives with an unmarried parent

If you are not an unmarried parent yourself, odds are very good that you know someone who is. A lot of children live with one or more unmarried parents. In some cases, this is because the children were born outside of a serious relationship; in others, it just means that the parents live together and are in a committed relationship, but they have not decided to get officially married.

Keep emotions and finances separate

When you get divorced, you need to make a lot of financial decisions. Will you sell the home and split the money? What about your other assets? What types of support do you need or deserve? Are you willing to spend more in court if your spouse fights you on anything? These are just a few important questions to consider.

Can the birds teach us about parenting after divorce?

If you're a parent, then you definitely know about the birds and the bees. And, you probably thought the usefulness of your knowledge ended with making babies. But there's more -- when we consider the birds, at least. The novel concept of "bird's nest" parenting has been an interesting approach to post-divorce co-parenting.

What's the best way to defend against a child relocation?

Your ex-spouse -- the mother of your child -- has received a new job offer outside of Florida, and now she wants to move away with your son or daughter. You said "no" to the request, but she is being insistent and has filed a legal petition to gain permission from the court for the move. Now, you need to get organized and prepare a defense against the petition.

Father loses right to parent his child in Florida ruling

Determining who the father of a child is becomes an important step for many reasons. Besides the obvious concern of knowing who the child's father is for parental responsibility, knowing your child's genetic background is important.

How can you adopt in Florida?

If you are eager to adopt, then you will want to know more about how adoption works in Florida. There are several different adoption agencies that include private and state agencies. Depending on the route you take toward adoption, you may wait months or years for placement.

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