You’ve heard the horror stories. They’re well documented throughout popular culture. A quick read of the following lyrics from Gold Digger by Kanye West gives a brief, but poignant, insight into the plight of the single father…
I know somebody payin’ child support for one of his kids
His baby mama car and crib is bigger than his
You will see him on TV any given Sunday
Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
She was supposed to buy your shorty Tyco with your money
She went to the doctor, got lipo with your money
She walkin’ around lookin’ like Michael with your money
Shoulda got that insured, Geico for your money
If you ain’t no punk
Holla, “We want prenup! We want prenup!” (Yeah!)
It’s somethin’ that you need to have
‘Cause when she leave yo’ ass, she gon’ leave with half
Eighteen years, eighteen years
And on the 18th birthday he found out it wasn’t his?!
While the old stories do have some truth to them, most of the harsh treatment fathers once received in court is no longer there. The Florida Courts have been modernized for some time and fathers are now on equal ground as mothers. Miller Law Firm knows the Florida divorce and paternity laws that changed the way things were done. We have successfully fought for fathers in all types of divorce and paternity situations. The most common problem we see fathers face is mothers who believe the children are theirs alone and that they will allow the father to have every other weekend (the way many courts used to do things). That is not the way things are done anymore. The public policy of Florida is for children to have close and frequent contact with both parents and, so long as it’s feasible and reasonable, Miller Law Firm believes that timesharing should be equal. If you find yourself disagreeing over timesharing with the mother of your children, we can help.
You want to have a close and loving relationship with your children when your divorce or paternity case is all over; Miller Law Firm always keeps that objective in mind. Let us fight for your rights as a father in Florida.