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Understanding Adoption in Florida

November 14, 2018
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adoption in florida

Whether you’re in Florida or somewhere else, adoption is a legal process. The type of adoption you are looking to pursue will determine whether you need an adoption attorney or if a notary will suffice. In most adoption situations, you want an attorney. They understand the proper procedures which help to avoid disappointment and heartbreak.…

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Domestic Abuse is More than Just Physical Abuse

October 16, 2018
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domestic abuse

As a family law practice dealing frequently in divorce, we understand that there are many reasons a marriage doesn’t work out. Although family and friends may encourage you to stay, if your reason for leaving is due to abuse, it’s better to remove yourself from the situation than risk serious harm. Domestic abuse is often…

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What You Can Do as a Victim of Domestic Violence

October 5, 2018
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domestic violence

No one deserves to be abused. Your abuser may want you to believe it’s your fault that you’re being hit, punched, or otherwise hurt. It’s not. Abusers often isolate their victims so that they have no where to turn. If you feel you are stuck in an abusive relationship, there are many organizations throughout the…

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3 Ways a Mediator Can Help You with Your Co-Parenting Plan

September 25, 2018
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mediation

Are you getting ready to discuss a co-parenting plan with your ex-spouse? In many cases, the assistance of a mediator can help your entire family reach the best resolution. Mediators protect the interests of each family member and provide insight throughout the mediation process. Here are a few ways a dedicated mediation expert may be…

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Mediation and Collaboration; A New Approach to Divorce

September 13, 2018
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divorce mediation

Although taking your divorce through the courts is still one way to divide your property and finalize the time share agreement of your children, there is a better solution for many families. Through mediation and collaboration you can come to a fair and agreed upon settlement that works for you. Although it’s not the perfect…

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4 Ways Grandparents Can Support Their Grandchildren During Divorce

August 21, 2018
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grandparents divorce

When families go through divorce, children may feel confused, sad and uncertain while their parents work through the proceedings. Divorce is often a difficult experience for the entire family, but there are many things that can be done to maintain as much normalcy as possible. Grandparents, especially, may be uniquely positioned to provide extra stability…

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3 Things That May Complicate Grandchild Adoption (But They Don’t Have To!)

August 7, 2018
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Adoption isn’t simple, and when inter-family relationships are involved, it can feel even more complicated. It doesn’t have to be, though! Family law attorneys like those of us here at Wagstaff Law Office guide families through the intricacies of inter-family adoption often. Here are three challenges you may encounter as you work through adoption proceedings.…

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Tips for a Civil Co-Parenting Relationship

July 17, 2018
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While your relationship with your former spouse changes after the end of your marriage, any children you had together still love both of you as their parents. It can be difficult to adapt to a new lifestyle and a new way of communicating with each other after the divorce, for you and your kids. With…

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Tips to Make Shared Custody Easier on Your Kids

July 6, 2018
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Shared custody, sometimes called shared parenting, isn’t easy for anyone, but if the judge granted both parents time with the children, you want to make it as easy on them as possible. There are some things you can do to help your children thrive in both homes. 1. Set Reasonable Exchange Times If your children…

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Is it Too Late to Establish Paternity?

June 21, 2018
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too late to establish paternity

In today’s world, there are many types of relationships and dynamics involved; as a result, it’s often beneficial to establish paternity. Although this is typically done when your baby is born, there are other ways to accomplish this after the baby’s birth. Why Establish Paternity? As the father of the baby, confirmation of paternity and…

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