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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Parenting Plan 070721

Sharing your children, even with their other parent, may not feel easy especially as you begin to adjust to life after a divorce. It may be a difficult transition for both you and your kids. However, there are strategies you can adopt in order to build a parenting plan that allows all parties to have…

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Disestablishing Paternity 061521

Paternity comes with certain rights and responsibilities. It also makes the assumption that you are the father of the child or children and involved in their lives in a positive and meaningful way. Sometimes, however, there are situations which may benefit from the disestablishment of paternity. If you wish to contest paternity or go through…

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Establishing Paternity 060821

Although it is assumed that when a couple is married that the father of any children born during the marriage are the biological children of that man, this may not always be the case. If the mother engaged in an affair that led to the pregnancy, the father may be in question. However, if you…

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Establishing a Trust 042021

Trusts can often be misunderstood. Many may assume a trust is only an option for the very wealthy. However, establishing a trust can benefit your loved ones after your passing regardless of your financial status. As part of Financial Literacy Month, we are sharing a bit of information about trusts and why they may be…

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Family Attorney 032321

Many people may think the only time they need a family attorney before they marry is if they want a prenuptial agreement. There are many reasons to consult a family attorney before marriage, though. After all, you will need one throughout your marriage as your family and assets grow and change. Here are three reasons…

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Prenuptial Agreement 030821

As many couples today marry later in life, either for the first time or again, accumulated assets are more likely to influence the upcoming nuptials. Both parties should protect their assets, and one of the best ways to do this is with a prenuptial agreement. If you are getting married and considering a prenuptial agreement,…

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Child Support Modification 020821

When you divorced, you may have been awarded child support or alimony (also referred to as spousal support). However, if your circumstances or your spouse’s circumstances have significantly changed, there may be a case for alimony or child support modification. Alimony Modification First, if you were not awarded alimony, you cannot go back and request…

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Temporary Custody 092320

Sometimes moms or dads (or both) may have issues that leave them unable to provide a stable environment for their children. If you are a parent who needs some help to get back on your feet or if you are a relative to minor children who are not being properly cared for, temporary custody may…

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