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5 Common Mistakes Made During a Florida Divorce

Divorces are rarely simple, easy, and quick. However, they are not all incredibly difficult, lengthy, or costly. Most divorces fall somewhere in the middle: they are tough, emotional, and financially stressful. These factors lead many people to make mistakes during the divorce proceedings that hurt their finances or damage their relationships. It is critical to understand the…

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How a Skilled Attorney Can Help You with the Collaborative Divorce Process

Collaborative divorce is one of the most peaceful ways in which soon-to-be former spouses can navigate the divorce process. Statistics reveal that in the state of Florida, collaborative divorce currently represents a seldom used method for individuals who choose to end their marriage, even though it offers the distinct advantage that individuals are able to…

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Restraining Orders in Florida

For individuals who have suffered from domestic violence, harassment, or spousal abuse, it is imperative to find protection from further types of harm. Like many other states, Florida takes domestic violence abuse particularly seriously and realizes that in the heated arguments that often occur during divorces, domestic violence is not uncommon. Individuals in Florida should…

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Marital Settlement Agreements

When spouses decide to get divorced, they often are unaware of their option to utilize a marital settlement agreement, which is a contract between divorcing parties in which they agree to terms of a divorce. A court of law must approve of a marital settlement agreement if the agreement covers issues involving any children. One…

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The Rights of Fathers in Florida

Unmarried fathers in Florida face many challenges regarding their rights in relationship to children. Many times, fathers are not certain about what their rights are. Fortunately, a knowledgeable family law attorney can help to explain these issues. Our legal counsel can help fathers assert their rights through the legal process. Establishing Paternity For many fathers,…

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Divorce Advice for Small Business Owners

Small business owners in Florida understand just how difficult it can be to launch a successful company. The dissolution of a marriage, however, can threaten to destroy a person’s business. As a result, many small business owners who are in the middle of divorce worry about how to protect their assets. While Florida law requires…

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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…