There are many persistent myths that surround family law in Florida. One common misconception is that only married fathers have the right to seek custody of or visitation with their minor children. This may lead to a lot of unmarried fathers failing to play as robust of a role in the life of their children as they want to.
Despite the best of intentions, parents often make mistakes. They may not consider the consequences of a decision until it is too late. Other times, they can fall into dangerous or destructive habits that impact the people they love the most. Most of the time, parental mistakes are nothing more than inconveniences and annoyances for the family.
When a marriage ends, it can be a tumultuous time for the entire family. Moreover, some families, such as those which involve a stepparent, may have additional uncertainty as they move toward the finalization of a divorce. For example, a stepparent may have questions about whether or not they will be able to spend time with their child after the divorce and their visitation or custody rights. Moreover, some may wonder if they will be obligated to pay child support.
In recent years, many people have been pushing off marriage until they are older. However, some people still tie the knot at a young age for various reasons. For example, a couple that is in their teens may get married following an unexpected pregnancy, or another couple may decide to get married right after they have finished college because they feel ready to settle down. However, those who get married at a very early age may come to find that their marriage is not working out and that divorce is necessary. The divorce process can be very tough for couples in this position.