What is a No-Fault Divorce?

January 25, 2021
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Florida is one of many states which allows for no-fault divorce. Put simply, a no-fault divorce means neither party is required to give a reason for the divorce other than the union is irretrievably broken, meaning there is no chance of getting back together. Why is This a Good Thing? One benefit to all parties…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in Florida

January 11, 2021
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As experienced local divorce attorneys, we are asked many questions before and during the divorce process. However, because each divorce is different, the answers to these questions vary based upon the situation. Though situations differ, there are some general guidelines you may be able to keep in mind. It is important to remember, though, that…

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Tips for Your Personal Representative From Your Probate Attorney

December 16, 2020
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The personal representative you appoint to handle your affairs after your passing will have a lot of responsibility. Although it is never easy or enjoyable to talk about your final wishes, doing so can make the process easier for your loved ones in the future. Here are some tips to help you prepare your executor…

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How to File Probate in Florida

December 8, 2020
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As the personal representative (also known as the executor) of an estate, it is common to need to file probate for the deceased’s estate. Depending on the extent of the estate and other factors, the process varies slightly. However, no matter the size of the estate, probate can be time consuming. This is why hiring…

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Common Questions of Birth Parents Considering Adoption

November 19, 2020
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When you are a birth parent, it may seem difficult at times to find answers for your questions related to adoption. As experienced adoption attorneys, we thought we would provide an overview of some common questions and our answers. What Expenses Will the Adoptive Parents Cover? Because every situation is different, it is hard to…

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Four Things to Know Before Considering Adoption

November 11, 2020
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If you are considering adoption as a means to grow your family, know that there are many paths available to you. Whichever path you choose, it is advisable to work with a lawyer who has adoption experience throughout the process. The Home Study Requirement Every adoption nationwide requires the successful completion of a home study.…

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Domestic Abuse May Continue After Separation

October 21, 2020
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In 2019 there were over 100,000 cases of domestic abuse or violence reported to law enforcement. Although the vast majority were between spouses or those cohabitating, separation or divorce does not always end the abuse. In these cases, further steps may need to be taken in order to keep the abused partner (and sometimes children)…

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Domestic Abuse Is on the Rise

October 6, 2020
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There are many types of abuse, all of which are on the rise since the coronavirus pandemic began. This is not just true in Tampa or Florida or the United States; it is a worldwide problem. An article in Psychology Today cites that the increase in domestic abuse cases could be as much as 20%.…

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Understanding Temporary Custody

September 23, 2020
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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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Visitation and Custody for Grandparents

September 3, 2020
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Although the State of Florida strives to ensure that primary custody of minor children remains with the parents, that is not always possible. In cases where a parent is deceased or not able to parent, grandparents can be granted visitation or custody of the minor children. This process requires the help of a skilled family…

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