Three Reasons You May Need a Family Attorney After Your Divorce

February 25, 2020
Family Attorney

Sometimes after a divorce, you and your former spouse may never need to have contact with each other again. However, when children and real property are involved, you may need the assistance of a family attorney for years to come. When your divorce attorney also handles family law, they can continue to help you throughout…

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So Much More Than Just a Divorce Attorney

February 12, 2020
Divorce Attorney

It is true that Wagstaff Law Office handles divorce settlements for our clients, but we also offer many other services. Sometimes families come to us with exciting news of a pending adoption; other times a parent or relative approaches us with a request for assistance with a custody issue. Whether you are choosing a divorce…

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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

January 27, 2020
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A divorce is often difficult and emotional. Each party may have divorce lawyers and typically communicate through the lawyers regarding settlement expectations. It is common for former spouses to have difficulty agreeing upon what may be right or fair. When this happens, there are at least two options: go to court and let the judge…

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Division of Property and Debts in a Divorce

January 13, 2020
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One of the more complicated elements of a divorce proceeding can be the division of property and debts. Because Florida is a no-fault divorce state there must be an equitable division of both. Deciding who gets or is responsible for both property and debts can be quite contentious, especially if you are not working with…

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How to Choose the Executor of Your Estate

December 17, 2019
Probate process

One of the most difficult decisions many of us will make as we draw up a will is choosing an executor. In Florida this person is called a personal representative. This carries much responsibility, so the selection of your personal representative should be discussed and agreed upon ahead of time as that person will handle…

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Mary Lou Miller Wagstaff Elected 2020 FLAFCC President

December 16, 2019

We are pleased to announce that our own Mary Lou Miller Wagstaff has been elected as 2020 president for the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (FLAFCC). Mary Lou is honored to serve Florida families and the FLAFCC in this way. The FLAFCC is an organization of judicial, legal, mental health,…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Probate

December 5, 2019
Probate Attorney

The probate process almost always requires the assistance of a probate attorney. When someone close to you dies and leaves you as the personal representative (or executor), you will need the assistance of an attorney unless the assets that might need probate are under $75,000. Regardless of the estate value, however, it is often a good idea to…

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Benefits of Private Adoption

November 25, 2019
Private Adoption

If you are hoping to grow your family through adoption, you may wonder whether you should work with an agency, try to find a birth mother yourself for a private adoption, or go through the foster system. No matter which route you choose, an adoption attorney will be involved in the process. Finding an attorney…

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Relative Adoption in Florida

November 12, 2019
Adoption Attorney

Relative adoption is a common type of adoption. Sometimes referred to as familial adoption, a relative adoption may sometimes be the best option for a minor child. If you are considering adopting a family member, you will want to consult with an adoption attorney. Your attorney will not only be able to answer your questions,…

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Custody and Divorce After Domestic Violence

October 22, 2019
Divorce Lawyers

One of the reasons many victims of abuse stay in an abusive relationship is because they believe their abuser will change. Another reason is due to the financial stability they have when they are with their partner. Some stay because they believe their children will be better off in a home with two parents and…

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