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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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Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Part 2

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Throughout October we’ve been recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can take many different forms. What may start out like small, harmless character traits can soon become a matter of life or death. In some cases, victims may be afraid to come forward or try to excuse the abuser’s behavior in order to avoid…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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There are many myths and misunderstandings regarding domestic violence. First, it is not solely a marital issue. Domestic violence encompasses a wide array of relationships and is not exclusive to a legally married couple and it also includes abuse toward children. Additionally, there are legal options available to victims of domestic violence and an array…

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9 Tips for Holding a Successful Estate Sale

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After the loss of a loved one, such as a parent, determining what to do with their estate during the grieving process can become overwhelming. But don’t let the name fool you. In many cases, estate sales are also held for when a loved one is downsizing or moving into a retirement home or assisted…

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Family Dynamics: Back to School Jitters

Back to school can be an exciting time or an emotional rollercoaster depending on how you look at it as a parent. For kids, however, it can be full of anxiety if they’ve experienced a major life change such as parent separation, divorce, relocation or loss of a loved one over the summer. How they…

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Family Dynamics: Estate Planning 101

School is almost back in session and for many parents, it’s time to celebrate! If your summer was packed with family trips or summer camp, back to school can mean back to reality for many of us. Similar to the concept of Spring cleaning, this is a great time of year to take a look…

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Family Law: Becoming a Parent Once Again

It’s your golden years. Empty nest syndrome has transitioned into completing your bucket list and reinvesting in yourself and your partner. Then, in the blink of an eye, everything changes. In many cases, children are left without one or both of their parents. It could be for a number of difficult reasons: Death or incapacitation…

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