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Domestic Abuse is More than Just Physical Abuse

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As a family law practice dealing frequently in divorce, we understand that there are many reasons a marriage doesn’t work out. Although family and friends may encourage you to stay, if your reason for leaving is due to abuse, it’s better to remove yourself from the situation than risk serious harm. Domestic abuse is often…

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What You Can Do as a Victim of Domestic Violence

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No one deserves to be abused. Your abuser may want you to believe it’s your fault that you’re being hit, punched, or otherwise hurt. It’s not. Abusers often isolate their victims so that they have no where to turn. If you feel you are stuck in an abusive relationship, there are many organizations throughout the…

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Mediation and Collaboration; A New Approach to Divorce

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Although taking your divorce through the courts is still one way to divide your property and finalize the time share agreement of your children, there is a better solution for many families. Through mediation and collaboration you can come to a fair and agreed upon settlement that works for you. Although it’s not the perfect…

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Post-Divorce Myths and Mistakes

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Depending on the nature of your relationship, life after divorce can follow many different paths. Some people adapt quickly and go back to their single life surrounded by friends and family, others face the juggle of time-sharing with children, and many choose to focus on their career. Over the years, many of our clients have…

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Divorce Testimonials: He Said, She Said

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Divorce Testimonials: He Said, She Said Most couple that say “I do” typically don’t envision themselves ending up in divorce. Unless you’ve been through the process first-hand, it’s not always what you imagine it to be. For those lucky enough to remain amicable, divorce can still lead to a lifelong friendship between two people, whether…

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

When two people are over the moon in love, the talk of a prenuptial agreement doesn’t usually come up in conversation. In some instances, it can be seen as a bad omen or someone’s doubt that the relationship will last. In fact, it made big news recently when Britain’s Prince Harry decided not to do…

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Post-Divorce Matters: Landing in Contempt of Court

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Post-Divorce Matters: Landing in Contempt of Court Following a divorce settlement, whether intentional or unintentional, an ex-spouse can find themselves in contempt of court if they violate any part of the court order. This is a serious matter and can result in civil or criminal penalties. Even if the divorce proceedings were amicable with little…

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Post-Divorce Matters: Changes in Child Custody

Post-Divorce Matters: Changes in Child Custody Parents of children under the age of 18 have the tremendous decision of child custody arrangements. In Florida, the courts factor in two types: time-sharing and parental responsibility. Time-sharing refers to the physical time shared between the parent and child, whereas, parental responsibility refers more to the decision-making ability…

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What is a Divorce Modification?

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Remember the saying “The only thing that is constant is change?” Even after a couple decides to reach a divorce settlement, there’s no doubt that at some point, one individual will experience a major life change that could indicate it’s time for a divorce modification. Basically, a divorce modification in simple terms is when one…

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Is It Time to Hire a Divorce Lawyer?

While this may seem like a black and white question, for many, it may be a very grey answer. Deciding whether or not to file for divorce or how to handle receiving divorce papers is a very personal and sometimes devastating reality. Whether you’ve been married for more than 25 years or less than two,…

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