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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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Family Dynamics: Back to School Jitters

August 17, 2017

Back to school can be an exciting time or an emotional rollercoaster depending on how you look at it as a parent. For kids, however, it can be full of anxiety if they’ve experienced a major life change such as parent separation, divorce, relocation or loss of a loved one over the summer. How they…

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Family Dynamics: Estate Planning 101

August 4, 2017
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School is almost back in session and for many parents, it’s time to celebrate! If your summer was packed with family trips or summer camp, back to school can mean back to reality for many of us. Similar to the concept of Spring cleaning, this is a great time of year to take a look…

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Family Law: Becoming a Parent Once Again

July 25, 2017
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It’s your golden years. Empty nest syndrome has transitioned into completing your bucket list and reinvesting in yourself and your partner. Then, in the blink of an eye, everything changes. In many cases, children are left without one or both of their parents. It could be for a number of difficult reasons: Death or incapacitation…

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Family Law: Grandparent Visitation

July 11, 2017
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The bond between a grandparent and grandchild is a special connection that can get complicated when parents become separated or divorced. In many cases, grandparents and extended family such as aunts, uncles and cousins can find themselves wrapped in the turmoil. In an ideal situation, the children would maintain the relationships with their extended family,…

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Relocation and Co-parenting: Creating a Parenting Plan

June 22, 2017
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When the custodial or noncustodial parent has decided that a relocation is inevitable, presenting a clear parenting plan to the co-parent should be the next step. First, it shows the court and those involved that you are committed to keeping the other parent involved in the child’s life. Second, it can save you a large,…

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