Comparing Divorce through Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

August 10, 2021
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Divorce through mediation and collaborative divorce are not the same thing, but they can follow a similar process. In Pinellas County and throughout Florida, you will be encouraged to try either mediation or collaboration before taking your divorce to court. If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement through one of these processes, then…

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A Child Custody Attorney’s Co-Parenting Advice

July 20, 2021
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As family law attorneys with experience in child custody, we understand that co-parenting can be challenging. This can be especially difficult when your relationship with the other parent is strained. However, co-parenting together in a civil manner is in the best interest of your child or children. The state of Florida makes every divorcing couple…

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Creating an Ideal Parenting Plan

July 7, 2021
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Sharing your children, even with their other parent, may not feel easy especially as you begin to adjust to life after a divorce. It may be a difficult transition for both you and your kids. However, there are strategies you can adopt in order to build a parenting plan that allows all parties to have…

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Disestablishing Paternity in Florida

June 15, 2021
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Paternity comes with certain rights and responsibilities. It also makes the assumption that you are the father of the child or children and involved in their lives in a positive and meaningful way. Sometimes, however, there are situations which may benefit from the disestablishment of paternity. If you wish to contest paternity or go through…

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Considerations When Establishing Paternity

June 8, 2021
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Although it is assumed that when a couple is married that the father of any children born during the marriage are the biological children of that man, this may not always be the case. If the mother engaged in an affair that led to the pregnancy, the father may be in question. However, if you…

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The Role of a Guardian ad Litem

May 24, 2021
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If you are going through a divorce or modifying your parenting plan and you and the other parent cannot agree on a plan, you may be assigned a guardian ad litem (GAL). This individual is a volunteer and should not have had any previous connection to either parent. Sometimes the court makes the decision to…

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Divorce Through Mediation and Collaboration

May 12, 2021
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Although divorce is never easy, if you and your spouse are on good terms, you may want to consider divorce through mediation or collaboration. However, if you are unsure about what either of these types of divorce entail or which is better for you, please keep reading. What is Divorce Through Mediation? When you choose…

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Establishing a Trust

April 20, 2021
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Trusts can often be misunderstood. Many may assume a trust is only an option for the very wealthy. However, establishing a trust can benefit your loved ones after your passing regardless of your financial status. As part of Financial Literacy Month, we are sharing a bit of information about trusts and why they may be…

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Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Elderly & Wealthy

April 6, 2021
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April is National Financial Literacy Month. We thought it would be the perfect time to talk about estate planning for those in their 20s and 30s. Many in this age range may assume, if they are not currently wealthy or have many assets, that they do not need to work with an estate planning attorney.…

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Do We Need a Family Attorney if We Do Not Want a Prenup?

March 23, 2021
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Many people may think the only time they need a family attorney before they marry is if they want a prenuptial agreement. There are many reasons to consult a family attorney before marriage, though. After all, you will need one throughout your marriage as your family and assets grow and change. Here are three reasons…

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