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Child Testimony in High Conflict Divorce Cases

IN ALL FLORIDA court proceedings involving children, the courts have a legal obligation to make decisions regarding the children based on the “best interests of the child.” This is a legal standard established by the Florida legislature and case law. Florida Statute 61.13 addresses the factors the court may take into consideration when determining the best […]

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Preparing for Your Divorce: Financial Documents You’ll Need to Gather

IF YOU ARE considering divorce, you’ll need to start thinking about the documents you will need to gather to be in compliance with Florida’s “mandatory disclosure” requirement. In Florida, the courts requires each party to a divorce to fully disclose his or her financial information to the another. Many people are confused by this and ask: […]

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Child Custody and Support Modification in Florida: 5 Facts You Should Know

WHEN COUPLES with minor children divorce, the parties often think they are “done” with legal matters related to the divorce once a final judgment is entered. What many people fail to consider is the likelihood of circumstances in their lives and their children’s lives changing over time. One parent may get offered a job in another […]

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For Fathers Only: Requirements to Protect Your Rights

UNDER FLORIDA LAW, if a child is born out of wedlock, the mother is deemed to be the natural guardian of the child and, as such, may place that child for adoption without the biological father’s consent. To ensure biological (a.k.a. “putative” fathers (not married to the child’s mother) receive notice and preserve their rights […]

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Do’s and Don’ts When Filing Mandatory Financial Affidavits in A Florida Divorce Case

FLORIDA LAW requires parties to a divorce action to disclose to each other complete and accurate financial information. This is called “Mandatory Disclosure,” mandatory being the operative word. Disclosing your finances is not optional; it is a “must do.” Not only is it mandatory to disclose all your financial information, each party must actually swear the […]

Estate Planning in Divorce

Wills and Trusts After Divorce

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] IN TODAY’S COMPLEX SOCIETY, estate planning can be more complicated than ever. Many families are “blending,” as couples divorce, remarry and share custody of children from different relationships. Each time a change occurs in a primary relationship, whether marriage, death, birth of a child, and […]

Child Support Questions and Answers

Child Support Q&A

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] FOR DIVORCING COUPLES with minor children, child support can be one of the most confusing and contentious issues. Clients frequently call with questions concerning child support and modification of child support orders. Hopefully, these will answer some of your basic questions. Of course, each case […]

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High Conflict Divorce: 5 Tips

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] DIVORCE can be upsetting, no doubt. If you didn’t get along with your spouse while you were married to him or her, odds are, you’ll like them even less now that you are in the middle of a divorce. The whole process can be […]