How Domestic Violence/Abuse is Relevant in Your Divorce

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. As a divorce attorney, we are saddened by how many times an individual discloses that they suffer from domestic violence or abuse. No one deserves to be abused. Not you and not your children. Although many people think of domestic abuse only as domestic violence where one party physically…

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What You Need to Know Before Filing a Restraining Order

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Although there are many reasons people have for filing injunctions in Florida, one of the most common is due to domestic abuse or domestic violence. If you are a victim, you have the right to file a restraining order against your abuser. However, it is not as easy as it may appear which is why,…

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Relative Issues in Today’s Families

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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

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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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When DNA Testing Uncovers Hidden Truths

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There was a time, not too long ago, when determining paternity cost thousands of dollars. Now for less than $100 families all over the world are discovering hidden truths. Sometimes new connections bring joy, other times, broken hearts. When you discover that you are not the biological father of a child you love and are…

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Legitimizing Paternity in Florida

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It is often surprising to fathers who have a child out of wedlock that the State of Florida does not automatically grant them any rights, even if they are named as the father on the birth certificate. When a child is born out of wedlock, the mother is the guardian and has legal custody. That…

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Understanding Estate Planning

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To many, estate planning seems too complicated so they continue to put it off. However, it is too important a task not to give it your attention. By working with a family law firm who specialize in estate planning in Largo, Florida or in your state, the process can be made easier. We understand that…

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Things to Know About a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

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Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We know that whether you are planning a beach wedding in Belleair Bluffs or a traditional wedding in a church in Dunedin, you have a lot to do. One thing you may not be thinking about, but should start discussing, is a prenuptial agreement in Florida. What a Prenup Is…

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Three Things to Do After Your Divorce is Finalized

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After your divorce is finalized, it can feel overwhelming to know all that needs to be done moving forward as a newly single person. As estate lawyers and divorce attorneys, we understand and are able to help. For example, after divorce there are still legal processes you may need to pursue. Because divorce sometimes includes…

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Your Divorce Attorney Can Help Even After the Divorce

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Even if your divorce has been finalized for years, you may still have a need for your divorce attorney. This is especially true in divorces that include children. Here are some other things a divorce lawyer may be able to assist you with months or years after the divorce is final. Modification The most common…

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