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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 […]

The Civil Risks of a Landlord

A landlord has a lot of responsibility, including providing a safe and secure place for his tenants to live. In addition, however, he has a financial responsibility to his tenants. For example, if a security deposit is not being returned, there has to be ample evidence for keeping that deposit in order to avoid the […]

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 […]

Funeral Costs after an Accident

Wrongful death is traumatizing to the surviving family – and typically will result in hidden expenses – beginning with the cost of a burial and funeral. Consider the below details. The individual products and services of a funeral involve: Casket and additional products like prayer cards and a temporary grave marker Administrative and professional services […]

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 […]

The Real Cost Of A Business

Most people dream of having their own business.  They have visions of running the business on their own terms, working the hours that they want to.  They see themselves having perfect employees and making money hand over fist.  That’s a lovely picture and sometimes, if someone is prepared to go into business for themselves they […]

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 […]

Do You Have Injuries From A Boating Accident?

Here’s the scenario; you’re in a rented motorboat with your family and currently cruising along the St. John’s River.  The sun is shining and your family is enjoying this peaceful afternoon as you meander along looking for different species of fish.  You hear a noise in the distance.  It’s the noise of another motorboat; this […]

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 […]

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