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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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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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