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6 tips for single parents returning to school

As a newly single person, you may be asking yourself, "What now?" You have the rest of your life ahead of you, and now is the time to start living it. If you always wanted to go back to school, now may be the time. Going back to school as a single parent can be challenging but very rewarding. Here are six tips to help ease your transition back to school.

Shots fired in Florida domestic violence dispute

When a domestic violence standoff arises, the situation can quickly become dangerous. Sometimes, those involved may feel threatened, while others may have incredibly strong emotions. In Lee County, Florida, it is absolutely essential for those in a domestic violence dispute to handle their set of circumstances appropriately and do whatever they can to prevent the situation from getting even worse. From emotional scarring and physical pain to the loss of life, domestic violence incidents can be very challenging for the entire family.

Parenting time and military service

From deployment to spending time away from loved ones, members of the military may face a number of challenges. However, in Lee County, and across Florida, military service may also have an impact on parenting time. For parents who serve in the military (or share parenting responsibilities with a military member), it is vital to understand how the laws in this state could affect their set of circumstances.

Florida man loses job over domestic violence incident

When reports of domestic violence arise, those involved may have a number of considerations. For the accused, domestic violence allegations can turn their entire life upside down in an instant. In addition to serious penalties such as fines and prison time, domestic violence incidents may also cause someone to lose their job or suffer irreparable damage to their reputation. On the other hand, domestic violence victims may be afraid and unsure of which course of action to take. In Lee County, and communities across Florida, people who are struggling with domestic violence matters should carefully evaluate their set of circumstances.

Unpaid child support and federal law

In 2013, there were more than 13 million parents across the entire nation who had custody of a child while the child's other parent lived somewhere else, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moreover, these parents received a combined total of over $22 billion in child support payments over the course of the year. However, $32.9 billion in child support was owed, resulting in a deficit of more than $10 billion. For non-custodial fathers in Lee County, Florida, back child support can carry serious consequences at both the state and federal level.

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