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Modifying a “No Contact” Order in Florida

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It is not uncommon for the courts to issue a “no contact” order as a pre-trial condition after a person has been arrested and charged with domestic violence, and once he or she has been released on bail. A no-contact order is precisely what it sounds like — an order that prohibits contact of… Read More »

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Considerations to Make Before Finalizing Your Florida Custody Agreement

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Though custody laws vary from state to state, the emotional pain and headache that comes with sharing custody of a child with another parent in another household is universal. Most parents across the nation know the pain of not being able to spend Christmas morning with their little ones, or of not being able… Read More »

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Is Mediation Mandatory in Florida Family Law Cases?

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Contrary to popular belief, family mediation is not an attempt to help two parties resolve their differences, reconcile their love for one another, and put a halt on the divorce proceedings. Rather, it is a process designed to help two parties discuss their issues and come to an agreement that is beneficial to all… Read More »

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Splitting Assets in Divorce

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In Florida, when a divorce is contested, it is subject to Florida’s equitable distribution laws, which means the courts start with the premise that distribution of marital assets are equal.  When dividing property, the judge considers the date the asset was acquired.  If the asset was acquired before marriage, the asset may be non… Read More »

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Grounds for Modification of Custody in Florida

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It is unrealistic to think that one or both parties of a custody arrangement will be in the same situation in ten, five, or even two years that they were when the agreement was first made. People change, and circumstances change—sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. To compensate for changes, Florida law allows… Read More »

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Can I Modify My Child Support Payments?

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Divorce is never an easy process to navigate, but it can seem even more confusing when dealing with issues like child support. The right of a child to support belongs to that child, rather than to the parents, which means that one parent cannot simply declare unilaterally that they will not pay support at… Read More »

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Is Divorce Mediation Right For Me?

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Divorce court is one of the places that almost no one wants to be. Some couples decide to avoid it entirely (or almost entirely) by resorting to alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is the most common type, and it can be extremely useful to many divorcing couples. Multiple Advantages To Mediation Florida’s courts have been… Read More »

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Matters of Paternity: Distinguishing Between the Biological and Legal Father

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When it comes to establishing paternity, there are different approaches to the situation. A single mother may attempt to locate the father of her child. A father, after having a fallout with the mother, may try to claim his parental rights. Regardless of the situation or the circumstances, establishing paternity is in the best… Read More »

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Changes to Florida’s Child Support Laws: What Parents Need to Know

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Needless to say, if children are involved, a divorce or breakup can be emotionally demanding. A person’s time and energy must be divided among ensuring the welfare of the child or children, managing the psychological toll of the situation, and relocating if they live with their significant other. This is a small portion of… Read More »

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Domestic Violence

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Society as a whole understands that domestic violence is wrong. A person’s heart breaks when they hear a story about the violence behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal household. However, there is still very little comprehension about what domestic violence is and the reasons it continues to plague almost every culture. A… Read More »

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