Why Hire a Local Divorce Attorney

January 4, 2024
woman taking off her wedding ring after signing her divorce papers with her attorney

Florida allows you to file for divorce without the help of a lawyer. Because of this, we are often asked why someone should hire a local divorce attorney if legally they can divorce without one. There are many reasons; in short, a divorce lawyer brings a lot of experience and knowledge that will work to…

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Common Misconceptions About Florida Probate

December 20, 2023
estate planning image with a Will and keys

As a probate attorney, I wish that Florida probate was simple and straightforward. Afterall, any family dealing with the loss of a loved one has enough grief and stress. However, it is not, and the deceased assets and liabilities must be dealt with, and the process in which that happens is probate. Here are a…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Probate

December 7, 2023
man looking at a will with questions about probate

As Pinellas County probate lawyers, we hear many questions about probate. Some are asked during the process of drawing up a will or trust. Others are when we help settle an estate. If you have never been through the process in Florida, you will likely have many questions. Here are answers to some of the…

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Things to Do Post-Adoption

November 17, 2023
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adoption and family

Congratulations on growing your family! The day the adoption is finalized is an exciting time for both the parents and child. It should be celebrated. However, when it is done, even if it took longer than anyone imagined it would, your work is far from over. You now have a new to-do list, some of…

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Types of Domestic Adoption

November 2, 2023
father, baby and nurse - adoption attorneys

There are many types of domestic adoption; from an agency assisted adoption to adult adoption. Each one differs slightly. If you have decided to pursue a domestic adoption, you will need the help of a family law firm with adoption experience. In-State VS Interstate Adoption Most adoptions within the U.S. have similar requirements. However, there…

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Help from a Domestic Violence Lawyer

October 19, 2023
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dealing with domestic violence and needing an attorney

Many who are victims of domestic violence believe they do not need or cannot afford a domestic violence lawyer. However, even if you are only looking to file for an injunction (also known as a restraining order), having an attorney can benefit you in many ways. Your Lawyer is an Expert at Paperwork Assuming you…

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Types of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

October 5, 2023
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keeping distance between two people - restraining orders

October is National Domestic Violence Month. Obviously, it is not something we celebrate, but rather to bring awareness. Many people question whether their situation qualifies for a domestic violence restraining order or domestic violence injunction as it is legally called in Florida. There are many types of abuse and if you think you are a…

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Severing Ties With Family Members

September 21, 2023
when family becomes toxic

With increasing attention to mental health, many people realize that a family member is the person who most triggers them. If you have a family member who abuses, harasses, or otherwise treats you in a manner that negatively impacts your physical or mental health, severing ties with them is the healthiest option. Sometimes changing your…

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Grandparent Rights to Visitation are Not Guaranteed

September 8, 2023
grandparent with grandkids

As a family law firm, we are often asked about grandparent rights. As much as studies show that children who spend time with their grandparents are better behaved and happier overall, that is not true in all situations. Sometimes grandparents are not loving or accepting, or shame children who do not behave as they expect.…

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Mediation Myths

August 24, 2023
people around a table in mediation

If you are hesitant about utilizing mediation for your divorce in Pinellas County, make sure something you have heard that is steering you away from mediation is not a myth. We know that some people do not have success utilizing mediation for their divorce, but for many, it is a great option. Myth #1 –…

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