Common Questions of Birth Parents Considering Adoption

November 19, 2020
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When you are a birth parent, it may seem difficult at times to find answers for your questions related to adoption. As experienced adoption attorneys, we thought we would provide an overview of some common questions and our answers. What Expenses Will the Adoptive Parents Cover? Because every situation is different, it is hard to…

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Four Things to Know Before Considering Adoption

November 11, 2020

If you are considering adoption as a means to grow your family, know that there are many paths available to you. Whichever path you choose, it is advisable to work with a lawyer who has adoption experience throughout the process. The Home Study Requirement Every adoption nationwide requires the successful completion of a home study.…

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Domestic Abuse May Continue After Separation

October 21, 2020
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In 2019 there were over 100,000 cases of domestic abuse or violence reported to law enforcement. Although the vast majority were between spouses or those cohabitating, separation or divorce does not always end the abuse. In these cases, further steps may need to be taken in order to keep the abused partner (and sometimes children)…

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Domestic Abuse Is on the Rise

October 6, 2020
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There are many types of abuse, all of which are on the rise since the coronavirus pandemic began. This is not just true in Tampa or Florida or the United States; it is a worldwide problem. An article in Psychology Today cites that the increase in domestic abuse cases could be as much as 20%.…

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Understanding Temporary Custody

September 23, 2020
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Sometimes moms or dads (or both) may have issues that leave them unable to provide a stable environment for their children. If you are a parent who needs some help to get back on your feet or if you are a relative to minor children who are not being properly cared for, temporary custody may…

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Visitation and Custody for Grandparents

September 3, 2020
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Although the State of Florida strives to ensure that primary custody of minor children remains with the parents, that is not always possible. In cases where a parent is deceased or not able to parent, grandparents can be granted visitation or custody of the minor children. This process requires the help of a skilled family…

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Is Collaborative Divorce an Option for You?

August 25, 2020
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About three years ago, Florida enacted a law that allows divorcing couples to use a process called collaboration. Collaborative divorce keeps you out of court and offers several benefits. However, it is not for every couple and it’s important to understand the entire process before deciding on this option for your divorce. What is Collaborative…

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Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

August 11, 2020

There are many choices to be made after you decide to pursue divorce. Few, if any, are easy. One choice that you and your spouse will need to make and agree upon early in the process is regarding the means through which you will pursue divorce. There are several ways to obtain a divorce in…

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Time-Sharing Arrangements

July 20, 2020
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During your separation, you and your spouse may have a loose arrangement for making sure your children spend time with both parents. Once you move forward with a divorce, you and your divorce attorneys will need to work out an agreeable time-sharing arrangement. Often a judge will have you and the other parent come up…

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Can a Child Choose Who Has Custody?

July 7, 2020
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As family law attorneys, this is a very common question we hear from divorced or divorcing parents. The short answer is that until the child turns 18, the court has the final say as to which parent has custody of the minor child or children. However, it rarely seems that simple. Here are some things…

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