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Is it Legal to Spank My Child?

We all know that there are both moral and psychological debates about whether corporal punishment is good or bad for children, however we, as lawyers, only examine the level of corporal punishment that will attract the attention of the Department of Children and Families or the criminal authorities, which is what this blog is dedicated to. Do...

When is a child considered a dependent?

Sometimes  people find themselves asking “what is a dependent child?” Many things to come to mind. Whether it be drugs, dependent on their parents, etc. However, there is a different kind of dependency that many people don’t understand. This post will help explain and clear up what dependency is in the eyes of the law...

Financial Support of a Child Over 18

Florida law specifies that parents are responsible for the financial support of their children until they reach the age of 18 or graduate from high school, whichever comes later. In certain circumstances, parents might agree to extend the period of financial support beyond this requirement or indefinitely. In a 2002, a Florida circuit court judge in the...

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