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Understanding the Role of a Guardian Ad Litem

September 11, 2019
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Guardian ad Litem

You may have heard the term Guardian ad Litem and wondered what it means, or you may have been assigned one for your child never having heard the term before. Basically, a Guardian ad Litem is a person who helps a child in a difficult divorce, custody situation, or other situations when a child needs…

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Visitation and Custody Rights of Grandparents

August 20, 2019
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Divorce and separation affect more than just parents and their children. Often grandparents, aunts and uncles and other close relatives who were used to spending significant time with a child miss the time they once shared with their grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sometimes grandparents and other relatives have not been considered in the visitation schedules…

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Obtaining Custody of a Relative Minor

August 7, 2019
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There are times when the parent is not parenting and it would be in the child’s best interest for them to be with another family member. If you believe that a relative child would benefit from you raising them, you can petition to become the caregiver. Although there are cases where you may not need…

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Co-Parenting Strategies that Work

July 23, 2019
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We know that children with divorced parents thrive when their parents set aside the differences that may have led to divorce and focus on working together to provide stability for the entire family. When the wellbeing of the kids is the priority for both parents, children are more likely to grow up becoming more emotionally…

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Advice from Your Family Law Attorneys to Simplify Time Sharing

July 11, 2019
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Family Law Attorneys

Once called child custody, the state of Florida now uses the term time sharing to describe the time a minor child spends with each parent after divorce or separation. Time sharing is hard for both the parents and the children. The best thing you can do as the parent is to make the time sharing…

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Frequently Asked Paternity Questions

June 25, 2019
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Paternity Lawyer

Establishing or disestablishing paternity can be complicated. As paternity lawyers, we receive many inquiries from both mothers and fathers about paternity issues. Here are some of the most common questions we receive and the answers. Can the Court Order Me to Take a Paternity Test? There are a few cases where you may be ordered…

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How a Family Law Attorney Helps with Paternity Issues

June 11, 2019
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Florida law assumes that when a couple is married and a woman gives birth, that her husband is the legal father. However, the state also differentiates legal and biological paternity. Often, the legal and biological father are the same person, though sometimes, they are not. When you are in a nontraditional situation looking to establish paternity, you may…

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Reasons an Estate Planning Attorney May Recommend a Trust

May 30, 2019
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If you have the common misconception that a trust is only for the very wealthy, you are among the majority. The many people who hire us as their estate planning attorney ask for a will and when we mention a trust might be a better option, they quickly explain that they do not have those…

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The Many Benefits of a Trust

May 24, 2019
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If you have not consulted with an estate planning attorney about setting up a trust for your assets, now is a great time to contact one. You may be unsure of the benefits of a trust for your family. Significant wealth is not the only reason to consider a trust. It’s Easier on Your Beneficiaries…

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6 Life Changes That May Require an Update to Your Estate Plan

May 6, 2019
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estate plan change

An estate plan isn’t a “set it and forget it” arrangement. Major life changes may affect or even nullify some of the conditions in your plan, so it’s important to maintain it well. Any time you experience a major life change, it should be a signal to connect with your attorney to discuss updates. Here…

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