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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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Is It Time to Hire a Divorce Lawyer?

January 5, 2018
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While this may seem like a black and white question, for many, it may be a very grey answer. Deciding whether or not to file for divorce or how to handle receiving divorce papers is a very personal and sometimes devastating reality. Whether you’ve been married for more than 25 years or less than two,…

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Family Dynamics: Managing the Holidays

December 21, 2017
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The holidays seem to be branded as the “most wonderful time of the year,” but if you are divorced or unmarried with children, it can be the “most stressful time of the year.” Depending on your parenting plan or the terms of your divorce, sharing time with children during the biggest holidays of the year…

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Mary Lou Miller Wagstaff, Esq. Named VP of the FLAFCC

December 7, 2017
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Wagstaff Law Office, a family law attorney firm in Largo, announced the appointment of Mary Lou Miller Wagstaff, Esq. as Vice President of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (FLAFCC). FLAFCC is an organization of judicial, legal, mental health, financial and related professionals utilizing education, research and advocacy to improve…

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Maria G. Pitelis Joins Wagstaff Law Office

November 7, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Wagstaff Law Office, a family law attorney firm in Largo, announced the addition of Maria G. Pitelis, Esq. to their practice. Pitelis joins Wagstaff from private practice as well as having been with the State Attorney’s Office in the Sixth Circuit. “We are thrilled to welcome Maria to our firm. Her experience in…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Part 2

October 25, 2017
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Throughout October we’ve been recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can take many different forms. What may start out like small, harmless character traits can soon become a matter of life or death. In some cases, victims may be afraid to come forward or try to excuse the abuser’s behavior in order to avoid…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 12, 2017
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There are many myths and misunderstandings regarding domestic violence. First, it is not solely a marital issue. Domestic violence encompasses a wide array of relationships and is not exclusive to a legally married couple and it also includes abuse toward children. Additionally, there are legal options available to victims of domestic violence and an array…

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9 Tips for Holding a Successful Estate Sale

September 21, 2017
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After the loss of a loved one, such as a parent, determining what to do with their estate during the grieving process can become overwhelming. But don’t let the name fool you. In many cases, estate sales are also held for when a loved one is downsizing or moving into a retirement home or assisted…

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Estate and Probate Planning

September 14, 2017

Anyone who has suffered the loss of a parent, spouse or close relative is likely to realize the benefits of working with a trusted legal representative to facilitate the process of estate planning and the execution of a will. When a family is grieving, the last thing they want to do is hash out the…

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