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  • Don’t Make These 5 Divorce Mistakes

    The words "divorce" and "loss" are nearly synonymous. During a divorce, you may lose money, time, and relationships, but you may also lose when you fail to increase or preserve the value of marital assets. Here, you'll learn how to protect yourself from unnecessary losses by avoiding costly mistakes. Failing to Increase or Maintain the Marital Estate’s Value For most couples, the family's home is ...
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  • Tips for Going Back to Work After a Divorce

    During a marriage, one spouse might forego employment opportunities to stay at home for a variety of reasons: child care, home maintenance, or simply not needing the extra income. A 2018 study by the Pew Research Center showed that 1 in 5 U.S. moms and dads are stay-at-home parents now. That accounts for more than 11 million moms and dads across the country. In times of divorce, the stay-at-home ...
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  • Rebuilding Your Life After a Divorce

    Divorce is usually a very difficult thing to get through. It fills the parties involved with a great deal of tension, strain, and anxiety. A divorce can be bitter, protracted, and expensive; or, it can be amicable, short, and inexpensive. No matter the cause of the divorce or the nature of your relationship with your ex, it is important to look out for your interests. It is okay to be ...
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  • 6 Essential Steps To Deciding If You Should Get Divorced

    Many married couples currently or have thought previously about whether divorce is the right thing for them. However, before going to a family law attorney, it should be worth taking a look at if it's actually the right step for them. After all, once you've contacted a divorce attorney and started proceedings, it may seem too late to turn back. Be Clear About Your Decision The first step is to ...
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  • Co-Parenting During the Holidays

    In America, there is a 50 percent divorce rate. This means that almost 43 percent of children are being raised in a household that has to deal with co-parenting. Co-parenting is when two parents share the responsibility of raising a child. For the sake of your and your child’s happiness, it is important to work on co-parenting during the holiday season. Communication Is Key Without good ...
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  • Can a Prenup Agreement Ever Be Overturned?

    While no one enters into a marriage expecting it to end in divorce, there are a variety of reasons, such as significant wealth or debt, that lead couples to enter into a prenuptial agreement, commonly known as a “prenup” or premarital agreement. This type of agreement is meant to protect assets in the event of a divorce, but it is important to know that they are frequently challenged in Florida ...
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  • Different Types of Divorce and How They Affect You

    Nobody goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce. However, it’s the reality of the situation sometimes as some marriages are far too broken to mend. When this is the case, it can seem like you are trapped in a situation with no one to turn to. In times of a divorce, it’s important to remember that you do have options. You can benefit from knowing what types of divorce there are, what they ...
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  • How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Divorce

    A divorce can be challenging for not just you and your spouse but also your children. Nearly 50 percent of American children will witness the breakup of their parents, and it can be difficult to explain the complexity of the situation to them. Depending on the age of your child, the process can affect their mood, grades, emotional health, and overall happiness levels. While going through a ...
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  • Why a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

    So you’re about to get married and you’re concerned about a potential dispute with your future spouse regarding alimony or property division should your marriage fail. A prenuptial agreement can make your life much easier. What is a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida? A prenuptial agreement, also referred to as a “prenup,” is a written agreement signed between you and your future spouse prior to ...
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  • I want custody of my child...

    So you want custody of your child. First, let me tell you that I am a family law attorney and I represent individuals in custody court battles across the State of Florida. However, the purpose of this blog is not to give you legal advice, but to simply provide you with a general overview of child custody laws in Florida that my help you navigate through their complexity. Please keep in mind that ...
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  • I want to relocate with my child, but my ex objects...

    Parental relocation in Florida can be a very contentious and complex issue. Therefore, you need a parental relocation attorney who can present your case to the court in the most effective way possible. One thing you need to understand is that generally, under Florida law, you can’t move the child’s principal residence address more than 50 miles away without the other parent’s consent or the ...
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  • What it really means to be an aggressive attorney...

    You’ve probably heard radio ads, watched TV commercials, and read huge billboards inviting you to hire this or that attorney because he or she is “aggressive”; and yes, my own website invites you to do the same. But what does it really mean to have an “aggressive” attorney? And how does that benefit you? As a family law attorney in South Florida, on a daily basis, I deal with attorneys on the ...
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  • Adoptions in Florida

    What is Adoption in Florida? Adoption is the legal process through which an individual, whether a child or an adult, becomes part of a family other than that of the individual’s birth parents. Adoption severs all ties with birth parents. It transfers all rights and responsibilities to the adoptee’s adoptive parents. Therefore, the legal relationship between the adoptee and the adoptive parent is ...
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  • I want a divorce but I can't afford attorney's fees...

    So you want a divorce, but you have little to no income, and your spouse makes decent money. It’s important to know that you have options. In an action for divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, enforcement or modification of a court order, if one party is financially disadvantaged, the Court may order the other party to pay this party’s attorney’s fees. This concept is called “fee ...
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  • Modification of Child Support in Florida

    People ask me all the time, “how do I modify my child support obligation?” Unfortunately,many parents in Florida are not aware of the circumstances that may warrant a modification in the monthly child support amount they pay or receive. The court will generally modify a child support award if it finds that there has been “a substantial change in circumstances.” This substantial change has to be ...
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