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Can a Court Appointed Guardian be Removed?

When it comes to caring for the elderly in your life, especially your parents, life can get tricky. Whether you live nearby or far away, having the time and resources to provide your elderly loved ones with everything they need can be tiring. In some cases, a guardian needs to be appointed in order to […]

How Child Support is Determined

So you can establish predictability and consistency in the quantity of child support received, the federal government will mandate child support guidelines in order to be used by the states. The guidelines differ in each state. Income Many of the guidelines take into account the income of both of the parents. The percentage of a […]

Family Attorneys Are Proficient in Numerous Ways

There are many different ways and scenarios where a family attorney could help out but typically many individuals wait entirely too long to seek out their assistance. One of the worst scenarios you can find yourself in, is waiting too long to seek legal representation. Even if you do not think a situation is that […]

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Divorce can be a difficult time for a family, especially when children are involved. The most difficult part to deal with, is splitting everything and more importantly – doing so, without emotions involved. There are always two sides to everything though and there are certainly times where people are able to get along through a […]

What is Guardianship?

Most folks are familiar with the terms “adoption” or “foster care”.  We know these terms involve caring for children and/or making them a permanent part of our family.  Are you familiar with the term “guardianship”?  You may not be as familiar with it as the other two, but chances are you will have the occasion […]

Divorce and Family Law

Have you ever witnessed a friend or family member go through the divorce process?  I bet you heard them say they were going to be civil going through the divorce.  And as the situation went through the courts, the civility went by the wayside.  Divorces are not typically civil.  They deal with the most emotional […]

Does My Spouse Need a Power of Attorney?

There are many reasons for a spouse to have power of attorney.  The rights awarded to a spouse on the basis of the legal contract of marriage is more limited than you might think.  A power of attorney will grant the spouse the authority to make decisions in the event the other spouse is unable […]

Everything You Need to Know about Prenuptial Agreements

While not legally necessary to have in place before marriage, once in place it is legally binding.  Also known as a prenup, this legal document is a safeguard in the event your marriage falls into the half of all marriages that end in divorce.  Compared to what you would spend on your marriage, prenups are […]

Are Dissolution and Divorce the Same?

While they are both the ending of a legal marriage contract, they are different according to the law.  When a couple is looking to end their marriage, they have two options.  They may divorce when they are unable to come to terms with how the ending of the relationship will be.  This is commonly known […]

How a Mediator Can Help Your Litigation Claim Avoid Further Costs

By the time you have decided to submit a claim to the Florida Court system, you will have been paying out pocket.  Throughout the process, there are attorney’s fees, document submission fees and more.  You have to ask yourself if the claim is worth pursuing.  Once you get through the four basic stages of litigation: […]

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