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Five Reasons to Establish Paternity

June 7, 2018

Sometimes there’s no question as to the parentage of a minor child and both parties acknowledge it. Other times it’s not so clear-cut. If you’re wondering if you should pursue the issue of establishing paternity, here are five reasons you should. Social Security and Veteran’s Benefits This benefits the child in the event of the…

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What’s the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

May 24, 2018
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When it comes to estate planning, a will is like the foundation for which you build upon. In many cases, our clients will ask us what the difference is between a trust and a will. Whether it’s prized possessions you wish to distribute equally among family members, guardianship of young children, or who you’d like…

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Estate Planning for Young Couples

May 10, 2018

If you ask most young couples whether or not they have an estate plan, living will, or guardian for their children, too often the answer is “no.” Thinking about death can be seen as morbid – plus, why should someone in their 20s or 30s bother making such uncomfortable decisions? The reality is, no matter…

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Post-Divorce Myths and Mistakes

April 27, 2018
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Depending on the nature of your relationship, life after divorce can follow many different paths. Some people adapt quickly and go back to their single life surrounded by friends and family, others face the juggle of time-sharing with children, and many choose to focus on their career. Over the years, many of our clients have…

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Divorce Testimonials: He Said, She Said

April 13, 2018
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Divorce Testimonials: He Said, She Said Most couple that say “I do” typically don’t envision themselves ending up in divorce. Unless you’ve been through the process first-hand, it’s not always what you imagine it to be. For those lucky enough to remain amicable, divorce can still lead to a lifelong friendship between two people, whether…

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

March 22, 2018
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When two people are over the moon in love, the talk of a prenuptial agreement doesn’t usually come up in conversation. In some instances, it can be seen as a bad omen or someone’s doubt that the relationship will last. In fact, it made big news recently when Britain’s Prince Harry decided not to do…

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Prenuptial Agreements

March 7, 2018

Prenuptial Agreements It’s the moment you’ve dreamed of … a quiet, romantic setting with just the two of you, when suddenly like out of a movie, he kneels down and pops the question. You immediately say “Yes!” and then a few minutes later as your mind starts racing, he asks one more question: “So, you…

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Post-Divorce Matters: Landing in Contempt of Court

February 21, 2018
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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

February 8, 2018
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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?

January 18, 2018
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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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