Parenting Plan VS Custody Agreement

dad carrying his son on his back

We are often asked what the difference is in a parenting plan and a custody agreement (or time-sharing agreement as it is called in Florida). A parenting plan is the document that includes all the details about raising your children including the time-sharing agreement. These are not two separate documents, but rather a custody/time-sharing agreement…

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Your Post-Divorce Checklist

post divorce checklist

There are still a few things you and your attorney will need to do post-divorce. We will go into that as well as what you should discuss with your financial planner in more detail in our next blog. However, after working in family law for decades, we know there are many things that newly divorced…

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Is My Time-Sharing Agreement Flexible?

family at beach and time-sharing over the summer

As summer is now more than half over, we have heard from many families about their time-sharing agreement. Sometimes one parent is not following the schedule, other times kids activities, friends and interests make time-sharing in summer a bit more difficult. If you are wondering what can be done for the rest of the summer…

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Paternity and Inheritance Rights in Florida: What You Need to Know

father and child - paternity and inheritance rights

As a father, you have certain rights. And, your children have certain rights. Although many of these are similar from state to state, you and your child are not guaranteed these rights unless paternity is established. Of course, if you were married to the mother of the child at the time of the birth, you…

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The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Florida

the need for guardian ad litem

Although many people think that a guardian ad litem in Florida is only used in a custody case during a divorce, that’s not always the case. The role and purpose of a guardian ad litem (GAL) is to advocate for a child’s best interest in any court proceeding. Not, as many people believe, the child’s…

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5 Things You Should Do Post Divorce

post divorce guidance

No matter how long and complicated or quick and simple your divorce, there are things you need to do once it is finalized. Some things you can do yourself, other things are best done with the help of a family law attorney. These things protect you and your family in the future. 1. Change Your Beneficiaries…

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Relative Issues in Today’s Families

stepmom and child

Families form in many ways in today’s world. Relationships between siblings these days are more varied than ever before with marriage, divorce and adoption. This can lead to many legal questions regarding family and relative issues. As a family law firm who offers divorce, child custody, and adoption services, here are some situations we have…

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Temporary Custody of Grandchildren

temporary custody with a grandparent

For most, being a grandparent is fun and stress-free. However, when we see our children are not providing a safe or quality life for our grandchildren, it is heartbreaking and stressful. As a parent, you know the bond you have with your children and them with you. As a grandparent, you want what is best…

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Recommendations for Child Custody

family custody

A divorce with children means figuring out a time-sharing agreement, also known as child custody. Although there was a time when the mother had primary custody and the father got visitation, that is no longer the norm. In Pinellas County, and throughout Florida, we are seeing more equal sharing of custody between parents than ever…

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