Your Post-Divorce Checklist

post divorce checklist

There are still a few things you and your attorney will need to do post-divorce. We will go into that as well as what you should discuss with your financial planner in more detail in our next blog. However, after working in family law for decades, we know there are many things that newly divorced…

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What Your Parenting Plan Should Include

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You and your attorney will work through many things during your divorce. The biggest will be those related to your children. Although it may seem like time-sharing is the most important, many parents find that, in the end, the parenting plan is the document that requires the most work. If you have yet to discuss…

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Is My Time-Sharing Agreement Flexible?

family at beach and time-sharing over the summer

As summer is now more than half over, we have heard from many families about their time-sharing agreement. Sometimes one parent is not following the schedule, other times kids activities, friends and interests make time-sharing in summer a bit more difficult. If you are wondering what can be done for the rest of the summer…

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Paternity and Inheritance Rights in Florida: What You Need to Know

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As a father, you have certain rights. And, your children have certain rights. Although many of these are similar from state to state, you and your child are not guaranteed these rights unless paternity is established. Of course, if you were married to the mother of the child at the time of the birth, you…

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The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Florida

the need for guardian ad litem

Although many people think that a guardian ad litem in Florida is only used in a custody case during a divorce, that’s not always the case. The role and purpose of a guardian ad litem (GAL) is to advocate for a child’s best interest in any court proceeding. Not, as many people believe, the child’s…

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5 Things You Should Do Post Divorce

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No matter how long and complicated or quick and simple your divorce, there are things you need to do once it is finalized. Some things you can do yourself, other things are best done with the help of a family law attorney. These things protect you and your family in the future. 1. Change Your Beneficiaries…

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Three Reasons You Should Hire a Lawyer for Your Adoption

adoption - mom and daughter

As November is National Adoption Month and we handle adoptions in Florida, we thought this month would be a great time to share information about adoption. One question we are often asked is if the services of an adoption lawyer are necessary to complete an adoption. The most honest answer: although you are not required…

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What You Need to Know Before Filing a Restraining Order

domestic violence & divorce

Although there are many reasons people have for filing injunctions in Florida, one of the most common is due to domestic abuse or domestic violence. If you are a victim, you have the right to file a restraining order against your abuser. However, it is not as easy as it may appear which is why,…

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Relative Issues in Today’s Families

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Families form in many ways in today’s world. Relationships between siblings these days are more varied than ever before with marriage, divorce and adoption. This can lead to many legal questions regarding family and relative issues. As a family law firm who offers divorce, child custody, and adoption services, here are some situations we have…

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