Tampa residents who have been through or are in the middle of a child custody battle understand the emotional toll the proceedings can take. A court is left to determine what is in your child's best interest, and it can be difficult to relinquish control. The decision will determine the amount of time you spend with your child, whether you have physical or legal custody, and will greatly impact your future.
When a member of the military is deployed outside of Florida or the country, for that matter it is generally not a matter of choice but rather an order. The Uniform Law Commission is a group of 350 attorneys from every state who work towards drafting state-level legislation for consideration and adoption by each state. Because many of our military service members are often deployed in a different state than they normally reside in jurisdictional problems often arise when a child custody issue surfaces in a military divorce.
The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce has pushed Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade's family court issues right off the front page of celebrity tabloids. The custody and visitation argument is still very much alive for Wade's two boys, though; a handoff that did not go as planned landed Wade and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, in a courtroom recently, with their 10- and 5-year-old sons stuck right in the middle.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will not be playing in the Olympics this time around, but he and his ex-wife continue to compete for control of their two children. The boys, ages 10 and 5, were at the center of another court hearing this week in the couple's two-years-and-counting custody battle. After hearing testimony from several witnesses, the judge has ordered a temporary modification to the visitation arrangement the basketball player and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, worked out last year.