What Florida Law Says About Sibling Visitation

September 20, 2021
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Families today can sometimes seem complicated. Sometimes the children in the home may only share one parent. Or, if it is a blended family, they may be step-siblings. Age gaps can also vary quite a bit. The families of today sometimes do not seem to have much in common with traditional families built generations ago.…

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How Do I Get Temporary Custody as a Non-Parent

September 8, 2021
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As a member of a child’s extended family, Pinellas County does allow for temporary custody measures to be taken in certain cases when the child’s wellbeing is at stake. In Florida, child custody laws do make some provisions for extended family to gain temporary custody. Here are some factors that influence this and considerations you…

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What Happens After We Agree to Terms for Our Divorce?

August 23, 2021
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If you and your spouse are divorcing in Belleair, Largo, or anywhere else in Florida, you may be encouraged to try divorce through mediation or collaboration before going in front of a judge. Taking one of these paths and successfully reaching an agreement does not mean you are divorced. It simply means you have reached…

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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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