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Parenting plans in Florida – What is required?

A new Florida law designed to streamline Florida parenting plans as part of an administrative order that establishes paternity or addresses child support was recently created. On January 1, Florida’s Department of Revenue gained the authority to offer parents a proposed Standard Parenting Time Plan which helps parents determine important issues such as where the couple’s…

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The Benefits of Using Mediation in Divorce disputes in Florida

Background Using Mediation in Divorce disputes in Florida is a welcomed alternative to litigation for many divorcing couples.  Florida has recently enacted the Collaborative Law Process Act which deals with Collaborative Divorces. This law gave legitimacy to settling divorce proceedings, including paternity, custody and other family matters, outside of court. Mutual agreements have long been been popular in Florida. However,…

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Simple Divorces in Florida; Why you may still need an Attorney.

Simple Divorces in Florida are quite common for those wanting to dissolve their marriage without using an attorney.  This process allows parties to pursue a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage.  A simple divorce may be attractive as an attorney is not usually used in the court process to complete such a divorce. However, an attorney may be necessary for…

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Social Media Accounts; Property in a divorce

Florida Courts may treat Social Media Accounts as Property in a Divorce subject to being divided like any other property. Many people may have accounts with social media services, such as Facebook or Twitter, neglecting to account for social media information during a divorce could lead to unfortunate outcomes. This is because, in Florida, such…

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Child Support Extension and Disability

Children need the support and care of their parents. Generally, parents are required to give appropriate care to their children until they reach the age of 18. There are times, however, when children may need regular care beyond that time due to a mental or physical incapacity. Caring for an incapacitated child can become even…

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Things to Avoid in a Divorce

Parties to a divorce often experience a wide range of emotions. Whether it is anger, sadness, confusion, or even satisfaction, divorces have many effects on people. While the court will allow people to obtain what is lawfully theirs, some take matters into their own hands in order to obtain their own personal justice. Such actions, however,…

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Understanding Child Support Payments in Florida

In a divorce, there are many decisions that must be made, either by the court or by the parties. Such decisions include property division as well as decisions involving children. One such matter, child support, can lead to conflict and cause ongoing litigation. Parties should ensure that child support is properly determined and supported by evidence….