How to Handle the Probate Process Successfully

December 3, 2021
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For many people, the probate process is something they only go through a few times throughout their life whenever a family member passes away. At times, it can feel stressful and complicated. If you are entirely unfamiliar with probate in Pinellas County, there are many steps and different people involved. A probate lawyer can assist…

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How to Find an Adoption Lawyer

November 12, 2021
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Reaching the decision to adopt is just the beginning of the process. Once you choose to proceed with adoption, finding others to partner with you throughout the process, such as an adoption attorney, can feel like an overwhelming task. There are many adoption attorneys serving Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and the surrounding areas who could help…

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FAQs About Adoption

November 2, 2021
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There are many different types of adoption. Private adoption, familial adoption, and adoption through foster care are all common. November is National Adoption Month, so we thought we would answer some of the more frequently asked questions we get as adoption attorneys. Who Can Adopt? In Pinellas County and all of Florida, adoption is an…

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You Can Seek Help for Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2021
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Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. In fact, it is estimated that over 4,000 people die because of the actions of an abuser each year. Countless more will suffer injuries. If you are experiencing abuse or if you suspect a loved one may be involved with an abuser, you can take action. There are many…

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National Domestic Violence Month

October 11, 2021
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Since 1989, October has been designated as National Domestic Violence Month. Sadly, domestic violence is still prevalent in our society more than 30 years later. It does not restrict itself to one race, gender, or even type of relationship. If you are suffering in an abusive relationship, whether with a spouse, partner, parent, or sibling,…

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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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