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  • 11-Sep-2019

    Successful Co-Parenting & Divorce

    It’s no secret that divorce is emotionally difficult, sometimes extremely so. You may have been fantasizing about the divorce for a long time, but when it’s actually happening, you can feel like your whole world has been turned ...
  • 19-Aug-2019

    Can an Older Child Choose Which Parent to Live With in Florida?

    There is no doubt that one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce or breakup between unmarried parents is child custody. Even if the divorce is amicable, years down the road circumstances can change and one of the parents may ask a family law ...
  • 6-Aug-2019

    License Suspensions for Past-Due Child Support in Orlando

    If you’re new to the child support process, it’s critical that you understand that all states are very aggressive about enforcing child support orders. While the balance threshold varies from state-to-state, the failure to pay child ...
  • 30-Jul-2019

    What Is Civil Contempt of Court?

    To be in contempt of court is to knowingly disobey a judge’s order, mandate, or decree. This can be done in overt ways, such as an ex-partner refusing to pay or acknowledge child support. It can also be done in more subtle ways, such as ...
  • 9-Jul-2019

    How To Establish Paternity in Florida

    A child born to parents that are unwed doesn’t automatically have a legal father. To legally establish paternity, the biological father must acknowledge his child either in writing or through an affidavit of parentage. Acknowledgment of ...
  • 25-Jun-2019

    Can I See My Child if I Move Out of State?

    It’s not unusual for unmarried or divorced parents to live in separate states. While it does make co-parenting more challenging, it can still be done. Even if a parent moves out of state, they still have custody of their child and all the ...
  • 12-Jun-2019

    How Can Alimony Affect My Standard of Living After Divorce?

    A divorcing couple must consider many factors when ending a marriage. One important factor is the standard of living each spouse has grown accustomed to during the marriage. Standard of living includes the amount of money a person spends each month, ...
  • 21-May-2019

    Parental Alienation & What You Can Do About It

    In simple terms, “ parental alienation ” is where a parent turns his or her children against the other parent. Parental alienation isn’t something to take casually; it can have long-term and permanent effects that end up destroying ...
  • 7-May-2019

    What Rights Does an Unwed Father Have?

    When a child is born to married parents, the law automatically assumes the woman’s husband is the child’s biological and legal father. But when a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity must be established before the family court ...
  • 26-Apr-2019

    Disestablishment of Paternity

    Florida Paternity Laws and Fatherly Obligations There are certain unfortunate circumstances that effect paternity of children and how a father handles a divorce or separation from a mother. If you have reason to believe that you are not the father of ...
  • 10-Apr-2019

    5 Ways Grandparents Can Help During Divorce

    When Your Child Goes Through a Divorce If your son or daughter is facing divorce or a child custody battle, you may be worried about how the divorce will affect your relationships with your grandchildren. You may also be concerned about how your son ...
  • 22-Mar-2019

    Apps for Co-Parenting

    Technological advances have taken us far in the world of communication between divorced parents. There are now a dozen or more apps that allow for court monitored, regulated communication and calendar sharing for co-parents. With these tools, you can ...
  • 5-Mar-2019

    Co-Parenting & Spring Break

    Sharing Vacation Time with Your Ex-Spouse Many students are currently on spring break, and if not, it is fast approaching. If you are sharing time with your ex-spouse this spring break, you might need a little help in the planning department as you ...
  • 26-Feb-2019

    Adultery and Divorce in Florida

    Does Adultery Affect Divorce in Florida? Although Florida is a no-fault state for divorce, adultery does not go unnoticed when you are going through the divorce process. It can influence several aspects of your divorce including alimony, child ...
  • 4-Feb-2019

    Divorce Versus Annulment: What Is the Difference?

    What Is Divorce and What is an Annulment? The simplest way to differentiate a divorce from an annulment is in definition; a divorce is a legal declaration that a marriage existed and has reached an ending, while annulment is a declaration that a ...
  • 15-Jan-2019

    Help Your Children Cope After Divorce

    Now Is the Time to Focus on the Kids Divorce is never easy, and the period of separation and divorce are often filled with arguments, tension and high emotions. These are bound to affect your children, no matter how hard you try to keep them out of ...
  • 3-Jan-2019

    Domestic Violence and Divorce

    We’re Here to Help The civil component of domestic violence involves the future of your relationship and involvement in the lives of your children, so it is imperative that you have legal guidance. If you fear for yourself and the safety of ...
  • 18-Dec-2018

    Protecting Your Child's College Funds During a Divorce

    When a divorce involves tension and tumultuous interactions, it is not surprising that one spouse or another is worried about money that has been set aside for a specific purpose, specifically college tuition savings. If you and your spouse set up a ...
  • 11-Dec-2018

    Divorce & Children with Special Needs: Protecting Benefits

    Will My Divorce Affect my Special Needs Child’s Public Benefits? Children with special needs are entitled to specific public government aid and resources, such as medical care, SSI and state-decided additional benefits. Unfortunately, if ...
  • 30-Nov-2018

    Is a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Property Division in FL?

    When it comes to property division in Florida, all marital property is divided between the spouses. Marital property is considered assets that have been accumulated over the course of the marriage. However, what happens when one spouse recovers a ...
  • 29-Nov-2018

    How Remarriage Affects a Florida Divorce Agreement

    Once a divorce is finalized, all conflicts are resolved, and individuals are able to start the next chapter of their lives, it is not uncommon for them to enter a new marriage. However, how does getting remarried affect a previous divorce agreement? ...
  • 30-Oct-2018

    Your Post-Divorce Checklist

    Since the divorce has been finalized, you can now take a deep breath and appreciate the fact that it is time to start a new chapter in life. However, there are certain things you still need to address to fulfill the obligations of the divorce decree ...
  • 16-Oct-2018

    How Florida Courts Decide Relocation Cases

    Once a divorce is finalized, it is not uncommon for one parent to move to another location—perhaps even out of state—for a lucrative job opportunity or to even remarry. However, such a move would jeopardize the visitation schedule ...
  • 27-Sep-2018

    What Should I Do if My Ex-Spouse Refuses to Pay Alimony?

    If your former spouse is refusing to pay the alimony payments that are outlined in your divorce settlement, you might be wondering if there is are any courses of action you can take to rectify this and ensure you obtain the money you are owed. First, ...
  • 12-Sep-2018

    How to Effectively Co-Parent During the Holidays

    If you were recently divorced and share children with your ex-spouse, you might be dreading the holidays. After all, this time of year is often stressful enough for families who have not endured the trauma of divorce. However, there are ways to go ...

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