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Courts Can Deny Custody To A Biological Father If Their Child Was Born In An Intact Marriage

By Sean Seansmallwood |

It is unsettling to find out that your biological father is someone other than the man you have called “Dad” your whole life. The best-case scenario in which this can happen is when the parents who raised you reveal this fact to you calmly and assure you that they are only telling you this… Read More »

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Legal Requirements to Get Fathers’ Rights in Florida

By Jay Butchko |

Each parent believes that they are the best parent for their child and that they should have primary custody of their child after a divorce. Many fathers are not aware of the requirements to get the fathers’ rights in Florida courts. In Florida, family courts are legally required to make a decision based on… Read More »

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Are Florida Courts Biased Against Fathers When Awarding Child Custody?

By Jay Butchko |

If you are a father who has already filed for divorce or are considering making this life-altering decision, you are probably worried that a Florida court would prefer the mother of your child when awarding child custody. Is your fear baseless or not? Are Florida courts biased against fathers when giving custody? That is… Read More »

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5 Ways to Look at Father’s Rights in Florida

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Families come in many different shapes and sizes; recent news stories and personal essays on news sites highlight this.  As Father’s Day approaches, it is obvious to fathers throughout Florida, as well as to their children, that most relationships between fathers and children do not conform to the idealized image that greeting card companies… Read More »

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Parker v. Parker, Paternity Fraud, and the Meaning of Fatherhood in Florida

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Finding out after years of marriage that your wife cheated and that you are not the biological father of your children is a father’s nightmare.  Finding out that, despite all of the above, you are still obligated to pay child support for the children you did not beget is something Kafka would have likely… Read More »

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Can Fathers Exercise Visitation With Children If They Are Not On The Birth Certificate

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In Fathers Rights Cases Can A Father Exercise Visitation With His Child If he Is Not On The Birth Certificate One misconception that many dads involved in child custody cases may have is in thinking that they do not have rights to child visitation if they are not listed on the birth certificate. This… Read More »

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Holiday Time Sharing Ideas For Dads And Kids

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As the Holidays Draw Near Many Fathers Are Exercising Holiday Visitation With Their Children. Here Are Some Ideas To Break Through The Awkward First Few Days As the holidays roll around many parents make preparations to exercise their holiday time-sharing with their children. Most parenting plans provide for at least a week for each… Read More »

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Why Won’t She Allow Me To Be There For The Birth Of Our Child?

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Why Won’t She Allow Me To Be There For The Birth Of Our Child? By: Sean Smallwood, ESQ As an Orlando divorce and family law attorney one question that many of my male clients ask me is; why can my ex tell me I can’t be there to see the birth of my child?… Read More »

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Guide to Divorce for Men

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Guide to Divorce for Men Most men often find themselves in situations when their spouse decides to file for divorce without any prior discussion. In such fathers rights situations, men find themselves left out from their wife’s decisions who decide to file for divorce. This is not an easy thing to deal with for them… Read More »

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