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  • 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 ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    How to Pursue Full Custody of Your Children in Florida

    Child custody can be an especially contentious issue in Florida divorces and separations. In many cases, parents may threaten to pursue sole custody of their children in order to gain the upper hand in negotiations. But what exactly is ...
  • 4-Aug-2016

    Factors to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

    Relationships of the strongest sort can still be incredibly difficult at times to maintain. Unforeseen hardships, day-to-day stresses, wandering curiosities, and more can all put pressure on marriages old and new. It is not uncommon for it all to ...
  • 28-Jul-2016

    Types of Alimony in Florida

    Florida legislation expects divorcing couples to more or less be able to sort their spousal support or alimony issues themselves, as there is no official guideline that people must follow. While there is clearly some benefit to having free reign over ...
  • 7-Jul-2016

    Top Reasons for Divorce in the United States

    Divorce throughout the 50 States is based on a “no-fault” system, which means that people can end their marriages whenever they want and for whatever reason they want. The open ambiguity of the legal side of divorcing does not mean that ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Tips for a Parent in a Child Custody Battle

    Entering into a child custody battle with a stubborn ex-spouse can certainly feel as if you are actually stepping into a gladiatorial arena. You might not know who you can depend on and the stakes are certainly quite high: the comfort and wellbeing ...
  • 23-May-2016

    Factors Considered When Determining Alimony

    Alimony can be one of the most hotly contested issues during divorce. Also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance, alimony is money that a higher-earning spouse pays to support the other during the process of divorce or for a certain ...
  • 16-May-2016

    Do Both Parties Need a Change in Circumstances to Modify Child Support?

    Child support arrangements, while enforceable by law, are by no means permanent. A child support arrangement can be modified in the event that circumstances should substantially change in the life of the child or either of the child’s parents. ...
  • 28-Apr-2016

    Stay Connected with R Gregory Colvin LLC

    At R Gregory Colvin LLC, our Orlando divorce lawyer helps clients successfully navigate their way through family law matter. With a very personal understanding of divorce and child custody, Attorney Colvin provides his clients with compassionate and ...
  • 19-Apr-2016

    Can You Be Held Accountable for Your Ex-Spouse's Debt?

    Property division during a divorce is the process of deciding who gets what portion of marital or shared assets, and why. Most people will want to hold onto the family home or automobile, for example, but not many are hopping up to claim the right to ...
  • 13-Apr-2016

    Common Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome

    It is not uncommon for children to feel as if they are choosing sides when their parents go through a divorce. This is especially true if the divorce involves heated arguments and the child is a young teenager in their formative years. When the ...

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