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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…

201704.08
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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,…

201704.01
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Temporary Protected Status- Who is eligible and What are the requirements

Temporary protected status (or “TPS” as it is commonly called) is a designation that is given by the United States to nationals of certain countries that are undergoing a temporary crisis that could prevent that country’s citizens from safely returning. Even undocumented individuals who are nationals of countries facing these types of temporary crises may…

201609.25
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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…

201606.04
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Collaborative Divorce; Florida’s new law

Collaborative Divorce has been popular in Florida for at least a decade, and it is only getting more popular as economic realities have made divorcing couples far more open to working together for cost effective solutions. In a positive development, the Florida legislature passed the Collaborative Law Process Act (the Act), a law designed to make…

201605.28
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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…