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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Grandchild Adoption in Florida

June 16, 2020
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No parent expects to be in a position where they need to adopt their grandchild, however, it does happen. Sometimes the welfare of the child is drawn into question, and this can lead parenting grandparents to wonder whether grandchild adoption may be in the best interest of all family members. In other situations, it may…

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Four Items You May Want to Include in Your Divorce Settlement

June 2, 2020
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When you and your spouse know it is time to go your separate ways, it is likely that you will each look for a divorce attorney. Hiring an experienced divorce attorney can make a difference in your settlement. Although there are many assets you will need to divide between the two of you, not all…

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How Your Probate Attorney Can Help You Move Forward

May 19, 2020
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Losing a loved one is never easy. Our compassionate probate team understands that your loss may even have been compounded by COVID-19 restrictions that prevented you from being there for them in their last days or by other pandemic-related factors. Our goal is to help you through the probate process with as little additional stress…

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