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  • 24-Aug-2017

    Do Grandparents Have Visitation or Custody Rights in Florida?

    The impact of divorce goes well beyond the immediate members of the family. For some grandparents, divorce means it will be more difficult to consistently see their grandchildren. Although other states allow grandparents to seek visitation or child ...
  • 21-Aug-2017

    How Can Dating Affect My Divorce Settlement?

    Divorces can be a painful, emotional process. A new relationship may seem like just the thing to ease the frustration and heartbreak you may be feeling, but can a new partner affect your divorce proceedings? If you are contemplating a new ...
  • 9-Aug-2017

    I Paid Too Much Child Support - What Can I Do?

    Child support payments are something that should be carefully considered by the court. If you are paying support for your children, your needs and circumstances should also be considered when the payment amount is decided. The court weighs a number ...
  • 25-Jul-2017

    Divorce: Do's & Don'ts

    Getting a divorce can be extremely stressful. Emotions like anger, fear, or grief can easily take hold of you. However, to help the proceedings run as smoothly as possible, divorce should be treated as a business transaction, not an emotional ...
  • 7-Jul-2017

    Child Custody Agreements: Summer Break

    For many divorced parents, summer vacation plans can sometimes lead to a fight about your child custody agreement. This is no fun for you, your former spouse, or your children. Making a summer break custody agreement can help ease this potential ...
  • 21-Jun-2017

    How Do I Get a Restraining Order?

    Victims of domestic abuse or violence have a few types of restraining order options available should they need protection from further abuse. Although these restraining orders can’t necessarily stop an abuser from hurting or stalking their ...
  • 10-Jun-2017

    How Do I Protect My Assets?

    Are you contemplating divorce or concerned about how your property and money might be divided? When you have a large amount of wealth, it can be tempting to try and hide it from your spouse. This is especially true when both parties feel entitled to ...
  • 25-May-2017

    Discovering Hidden Assets During Divorce

    If you are in the midst of a high net worth divorce, or are about to embark on one, chances are you are worried about what your spouse might do to deny you your share of marital assets or property. It is certainly not an unreasonable fear given that ...
  • 9-May-2017

    What Is "Wasteful Dissipation" of Marital Assets?

    In a divorce, one of the biggest issues relates to marital assets and, in a particularly nasty battle, one spouse might choose to employ tactics to reduce the settlement their soon-to-be ex-spouse will receive. One way to do this is by deliberately ...
  • 20-Apr-2017

    How Do I Get an Annulment in Florida?

    An annulment essentially decrees that your marriage is void or never actually happened. Before you can get an annulment though, you’ll need to meet the criteria specified by Florida law. We break down the criteria for you below. Divorce or ...
  • 13-Apr-2017

    What is Parental Alienation?

    The emotional nature of divorces mean it’s not uncommon for those involved to lash out in frustration or harbor resentment for the other party. For children caught in the middle of a divorce, this can be a tumultuous time where they feel lost, ...
  • 21-Mar-2017

    Relocating Post-Divorce: What You Need to Know

    Many people want nothing more than to move on with their lives after a divorce —sometimes literally. If the couple lived together, then at least one-half of the split pair would be moving to a new location. Some may view this as an opportunity ...
  • 9-Mar-2017

    Why Paternity Matters

    Paternity involves a number of factors, particularly responsibility. Without formally declaring paternity, the mother of the child will be assuming full financial and social care of the child, which she may not be able to do on her own. Here are a ...
  • 2-Feb-2017

    Responding to False & Damaging Accusations in a Child Custody Dispute

    A parent will go to any length for the benefit of his or her children. While this is normally seen as a good thing, it can spoiled by a parent that makes up false accusations about his or her spouse during a divorce in an attempt to win sole child ...
  • 1-Feb-2017

    What is a Parenting Plan?

    Getting divorced is never a simple process. The constant negotiation and disagreement can lead to substantial emotional turmoil throughout the process. But perhaps nobody is more emotionally impacted in a divorce than children who are caught in the ...
  • 31-Jan-2017

    Fighting for Partial or Joint Child Custody in Your Divorce

    Entering in your divorce, you probably expected that your spouse would want to share child custody to make both of your lives easier. After all, family law courts in all states tend to lean towards joint custody to start since this is usually ...
  • 23-Dec-2016

    7 Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    While co-parenting with your ex in an amicable manner can be a great gift to your children and provide them with a sense of stability, doing so is rarely easy. Learning to put aside past relationship issues and differences can be a major struggle and ...
  • 22-Dec-2016

    Factors that Influence the Division of Property

    When a marriage comes to an end, couples will be faced with numerous emotional and financial decisions including how assets, property, and debt should be distributed. During a divorce, the division of assets can often be a central point of contention ...
  • 18-Nov-2016

    Factors to Consider When Determining Child Custody

    Throughout your divorce, you have to consider what is going to be best for your children. This is echoed strongly when setting up child custody agreements. To avoid some huge conflicts down the line, it helps to know some of the determining factors ...
  • 11-Nov-2016

    Factors to Consider When Determining Child Support

    A divorce court will never rule in favor of anything that could potentially become a detriment for a child of the divorce. It really cannot be stressed enough that everything needs to consider and attempt to maintain a child’s best interests, ...
  • 24-Oct-2016

    Telling Young Children About Divorce

    Once your divorce becomes official, you should probably start telling everyone in your family that needs to know. This includes your young children who might have the most difficult time understanding and coping with what is happening to your ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    How to Fight for Joint Custody in Florida

    If you want to spend time with your children after your divorce finalizes, you need to start thinking about child custody. Since many parents in the heat of a contested divorce can only see the flaws of their spouses and not all the things that ...
  • 30-Sep-2016

    Is Divorcing Before or After the Holidays the Right Choice?

    The holiday season is once again a stone’s throw away. If you blink, it will be here. Perhaps it has snuck up on you because you are preoccupied with thoughts of getting a divorce ? Now you are stuck with the dilemma that leaves a lot of people ...
  • 23-Sep-2016

    How to Help Older Children Cope with Divorce

    Are you planning on divorcing your spouse with whom you share teenage children? While your main focus is probably on yourself, which is completely understandable, it is important not to overlook how the divorce is impacting your son or daughter. As ...
  • 17-Aug-2016

    Can a Restraining Order Be Dismissed in Florida?

    In the state of Florida, individuals who are victims of domestic violence, stalking, or some other form of repeated, unwanted contact may petition with the courts for an injunction for protection from the offending party. Often referred to as a ...

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