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  • 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 ...
  • 28-Aug-2018

    What You Can Expect During the Divorce Process

    If you are filing for a divorce in Florida, you might not know what to expect out of the process or where to begin. One of the first steps you should take before you begin is to seek skilled legal counsel to ensure that you do not make any ...
  • 7-Aug-2018

    Back-to-School Tips for Effective Co-Parenting

    If you and your spouse recently finalized your divorce and share children, you are now tasked with the shared challenge of co-parenting. Now that the new academic year is on the horizon or, in some cases, already here for some parents, you might be ...
  • 26-Jul-2018

    What Types of Alimony May I Be Able to Receive in Florida?

    In the state of Florida, there are no specific guidelines for determining alimony awards in divorce cases. The duration of alimony payments, as well as the amount and specific terms, are negotiable. Both men and women may be able to receive alimony ...
  • 16-Jul-2018

    What Documents Do I Need for My Divorce?

    The divorce process can be complicated. Whether you go through mediation or litigation, you will need to provide necessary information during the discovery phase. This is necessary to make important decisions regarding the division of assets, ...
  • 25-Jun-2018

    What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

    Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a term coined by Richard Gardner, a forensic psychiatrist. It is used to describe the tendency of one parent to turn a child against the other parent, usually after a bitter divorce or custody battle. Parental ...
  • 6-Jun-2018

    6 Steps to Prepare for a High Net Worth Divorce

    Divorce is a stressful and complicated process. If there are a lot of assets and property involved, the process can be even more difficult. It is important to prepare for your case in order to protect your financial interests during the divorce. Our ...
  • 29-May-2018

    How Do Courts Determine Child Custody Arrangements?

    Child custody includes both physical custody (where a child resides) and legal custody (the decision-making power for the child’s education, healthcare, and upbringing). When a couple divorces, a child custody order will be issued, outlining ...
  • 11-May-2018

    3 Types of Divorce in Florida

    The state of Florida recognizes three types of divorce. If your marriage is irretrievably broken, you and your spouse are legally married, and one of you has resided in the state for at least 6 months, you will be able to file for divorce in Florida. ...
  • 27-Apr-2018

    Enforcing a Family Law Court Order in Florida

    Court orders are binding legal documents, meaning all parties must comply with the stipulations. Non-complying parties will be declared in contempt of court, which carries serious penalties. If your ex-spouse has failed to provide child support, has ...
  • 11-Apr-2018

    Is Mediation Right for Me?

    Mediation is often used to resolve family law and divorce cases. If you are seeking divorce, mediation may provide many benefits. Our Orlando mediation attorney has guided countless clients to successful legal solutions. We will discuss your options ...
  • 19-Mar-2018

    Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

    Every divorce is different, and a successful divorce is unique to each and every couple. For some people, a successful divorce is one which doesn’t take longer than a few months. For others, it is one which is as inexpensive as possible or ...
  • 5-Mar-2018

    Is it Less Expensive to Stay Married?

    Many people fear divorce as an incredibly expensive experience, one which will leave them in debt for years to come. This prevents many people from getting divorced, even if it may be the right decision for them. Though some divorces are expensive ...
  • 21-Feb-2018

    How the "Best Interests of the Child" Are Determined

    When divorcing spouses share children, one of the most contentious and emotional issues endured will involve who is awarded custody of the children. In Florida, if a divorce goes through litigation, and this decision falls into the hands of a judge, ...
  • 7-Feb-2018

    The 6 Stages of Mediation & How to Prepare for Them

    Many divorcing spouses opt for mediation instead of enduring a potentially lengthy and costly court battle. It is a method that is often much less costly than litigation, allows both parties to have greater control over their future, and paves the ...
  • 10-Jan-2018

    The Complexities of Gray Divorce

    Gray divorce is becoming more common now than ever. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, this refers to people who decide to end their marriage at a later stage in life, generally regarding baby boomers. Though it initially referred to those ...

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