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Which is Better, Contested or Uncontested Divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you might be wondering whether you should insist on all your rights and slug it out in court or simply come to an agreement both you and your spouse can live with. The decision of whether to contest your divorce is a strategic one that can only be made […]

Online Data and Divorce – What You Say Really Does Matter

It has become common that anything you say online, stays there indefinitely. Even if you delete it, someone out there could still find it, if they look hard enough. This needs to be carried over when it comes to legal matters as well. If you are going through a divorce and you have been talking […]

How is Time Sharing Determined for Children of Divorce?

Time sharing of a child, as the state of Florida calls child custody, is determined a little differently than you might imagine. It is not based on which parent does more “parenting” or which parent requests sole custody; it is based on the best interests of the child. The interests are determined after evaluating 20 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Determines when Child Support Payments can be Changed?

Child support is the means of an ex-spouse that does not have custody of the child to financially support the wellbeing of a child. It is often a heated debate among parents regarding who needs to pay, how much should be paid, and the frequency of payment. The good news is that the state has […]

How is Child Support Determined?

Besides the emotional toll a divorce takes on a couple, the financial strain it can cause can be devastating.  Divorces are expensive.  Lawyer’s fees with court costs can be in the thousands of dollars.  Decisions on division of property may cause financial ruin.  When children are involved, there is almost always one party who will […]

Divorce Laws in Florida

Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life.  No one ever thinks their marriage won’t last forever.  Yet the divorce rate in the United States is approximately 50% of all marriages.  With this type of statistic, odds are if your marriage isn’t in trouble, you know a few that are.  Every […]

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