DNA testing fatherhood

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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paternity - daughter & dad

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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estate planning with Wagstaff & Pitelis

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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Prenuptial agreement in Florida

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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Estate Lawyer 021822

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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Divorce Attorney 012522

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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Practicing Law 012122

Over the years, as a sole practitioner, Mary Lou began looking for someone to possibly join her and one day become a law partner. As the years went by, both Mary Lou and Maria were on their own paths practicing law. They had met in the early 2000s and got along very well. Maria regularly…

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Adoption Lawyers 111221

Reaching the decision to adopt is just the beginning of the process. Once you choose to proceed with adoption, finding others to partner with you throughout the process, such as an adoption attorney, can feel like an overwhelming task. There are many adoption attorneys serving Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and the surrounding areas who could help…

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Sibling Visitation 091721

Families today can sometimes seem complicated. Sometimes the children in the home may only share one parent. Or, if it is a blended family, they may be step-siblings. Age gaps can also vary quite a bit. The families of today sometimes do not seem to have much in common with traditional families built generations ago.…

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Child Custody Laws 090721

As a member of a child’s extended family, Pinellas County does allow for temporary custody measures to be taken in certain cases when the child’s wellbeing is at stake. In Florida, child custody laws do make some provisions for extended family to gain temporary custody. Here are some factors that influence this and considerations you…

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