Family Law

Recent Posts in Family Law

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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-Mar-2016

    What Documents Do I Need for My Divorce in FL?

    One of the main stages in the process of divorce is known as “discovery.” During discovery, both spouses are required to disclose certain information to their attorneys for the purposes of determining who gets what when negotiating a ...
  • 10-Mar-2016

    Using Social Media Before, During, and After a Divorce

    Going through a divorce ? If so, it is important you watch what you post on social media. In a world where the internet has become an integral part of everyday life, it is important that we remember the impact that posting online can have on a ...
  • 25-Feb-2016

    How Does Divorce Affect Your Taxes?

    Divorce is a major life event, and as such, it comes with a number of tax consequences. If you and your spouse are looking to separate or have recently separated, it is important you remain aware of the effects that your divorce may have on your tax ...
  • 24-Dec-2015

    How Does a Grandparent Seek Custody of a Grandchild?

    Did you know that in the state of Florida, grandparents can petition to gain custody of their grandchild even if the child’s parents are both living? If a child’s parents are deemed unfit or unwilling to care for their child, grandparents ...
  • 10-Dec-2015

    Kids and Divorce During the Holidays

    For children whose parents have recently split, the holidays are likely to be an emotionally tumultuous time. As routines changes and traveling between separate households becomes the new norm, this once joyous time of year can prove to be ...

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