Family Law Blog


  • 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 ...
  • 9-Jan-2018

    What Are My Parental Rights If I Live Out of State?

    Most states have a statute known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This act outlines standards for courts when making custody determinations and guidelines for when a court must defer to an existing determination made in ...
  • 1-Jan-2018

    What Not to Do During Divorce

    So often, we hear of divorce horror stories which leave all involved scarred for life. This is best prevented by heeding the advice of your Orlando divorce lawyer, as well as by remaining as cautious as possible in any and all decisions you make. ...
  • 26-Dec-2017

    3 Tips to Help Fight Against Parental Alienation

    Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of the psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect, or hostility towards a parent or other family members. This can be a serious problem for parents who are ...
  • 12-Dec-2017

    Ways Palimony Can Help Your Family

    Palimony, a term coined to describe the continued support given by one person to another once the non-marital supportive relationship has ended, does not exist in the state of Florida. Of course, this means you cannot sue for support in family court ...
  • 1-Dec-2017

    How to Avoid Going to Court when Divorcing

    If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with a divorce, you might be concerned about the process and having to go to court. Considering how often divorce is portrayed in television and in movies as a grueling and nasty court battle that ...
  • 13-Nov-2017

    Divorce and Children with Special Needs

    Divorce is difficult for any family to endure, but it can be particularly harrowing for parents of children with special needs. Being able to cooperate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse is a must in these circumstances and the best time to begin ...
  • 12-Oct-2017

    When Is My Divorce Final?

    No one wants their divorce to last longer than it should. If you and your spouse recently called it quits on your marriage, you might be wondering how long it will be before your divorce is officially final, so you can move on with this new chapter ...
  • 27-Sep-2017

    Who Gets Custody of Pets After a Divorce?

    Our furry friends are often seen as family members, but they don’t have the same protection during a divorce. If your marriage is ending, you will need to come up with custody arrangements for your children, or a judge will make the decision in ...
  • 13-Sep-2017

    Mistakes in High Asset Divorces

    Divorces can be painful and costly, no matter how many assets you own. High asset divorces, however, often come with an extra layer of complexity. Navigating the divorce process is a challenge, but these common mistakes can cost you dearly during ...
  • 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, ...

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