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Social Media & Family Law Cases

How Can Social Media Impact Your Family Law Case? It’s important to be aware of the many ways that your actions and decisions can affect your divorce case. If you or a loved one are going ...
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How to Appeal a Child Custody Order

Did your child custody trial end with less than favorable results? If so, you may be seeking ways to appeal the decision and achieve the outcome you desire. Keep in mind that an appeal is not a ...
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Are My Social Security Benefits Used for Child Support Calculations?

Child support is confusing enough on its own, let alone when you get social security benefits involved. Do benefits count as income? If so, will I be required to pay more support than I am already? If ...
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What is a 730 Evaluation?

A 730 evaluation, also known as a Child Custody evaluation, is an examination into the mental health and parenting styles of one or both of the parents in a custody case. While a judge is the one that ...
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Can My Children Choose Which Parent to Live With?

When parents of a child are not living with one another, they will have to come up with a parenting schedule that provides the child significant time with each parent. Parents must determine what ...
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Can The Judge Make My Lender Take My Name Off The House?

Dividing property in a divorce can become very difficult particularly when both you and your spouse are listed as joint owners on your house. If one person is to take over possession of the house, it ...
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Do I Have To Pay For Private School?

One of the questions that parents sometimes ask when we are working with them to determine child support or to negotiate a modification of a child support agreement, is whether or not they will be ...
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How is Child Support Calculated in a Florida Divorce?

When a married couple with children gets divorced, child custody and child support are two very important issues which must be resolved prior to the divorce being finalized. State laws govern how ...
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What Will Happen In My Divorce If I Saved All The Money And My Spouse Did Not Work?

Our state is what is known as an equitable distribution state. This means that all marital assets and debts will be divided as close to 50/50 as possible between the two parties, providing that ...
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What If My Spouse Had An Affair?

When one spouse has an extramarital affair it can leave the other spouse feeling betrayed and wondering what the future holds. If you are considering filing for divorce, due to the fact that your ...
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Can The Judge Make Us Go To Counseling?

There are two primary reasons a married couple can list when filing a petition for divorce in our state. The first is when one party has been declared legally incompetent for a period lasting more ...
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What If They Do Not Answer A Divorce Petition?

Even with the best intentions, not all marriages last. When a married couple comes to the joint decision that their marriage is irretrievably broken they will need to file a Petition for Dissolution ...
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How Long Does A Divorce Take?

One of the most common questions clients ask is how long it will take for their divorce to be finalized. Divorce proceedings can involve a variety of factors and, depending on whether it is an ...
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How Does Wage Garnishment Work in a Child Support Case?

One of the primary issues that must be resolved during divorce proceedings, for any couple who has a child from the marriage, is the determination of child custody and child support. When the decision ...
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How Does the 20/20/20 Rule Work in Florida?

Being married to a member of the military can present many challenges. It can also test an individual's commitment, fortitude and resolve. Standing by your spouse while he or she serves may be a ...
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Can My Spouse Own My Business After a Divorce?

There are many factors which must be considered and discussed when two people decide to get married and make a life-long commitment to each other. For example if either party has a substantial estate, ...
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What Are Florida's Laws on Asset Division in a Divorce?

When a married couple files for divorce in the state of Florida their marital assets and property will be divided in an equitable and fair manner. All attempts will be made by the court to see that ...
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How is Alimony Awarded in a Florida Divorce?

In the state of Florida, alimony can be awarded in five different ways: temporary, permanent, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative and durational. Each has been designed to provide financial support under a ...
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What You Will Need to Consider When Filing for Divorce

Filing for divorce is a major, life-changing legal action. No matter how long a couple has been married, making the decision to file for divorce often has far-reaching ramifications. It can have an ...
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Can I Put My Divorce on Hold If I've Already Filed?

The truth is, there are always consequences to filing for divorce. While many couples find that they have made the right decision when legally ending their marriage, others are unsure of whether or ...
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Can I File for Divorce Without Hiring a Lawyer?

There are two main types of divorce in the state of Florida. The first one is an uncontested divorce wherein both parties are able to come to an amicable agreement as to the terms of their divorce. ...
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What is the Cost of a Family Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL?

The exact cost to have legal representation from a family lawyer in Jacksonville will vary greatly from case to case, and firm to firm. No two cases or law firms are the same. Family law cases can ...
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Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce

Unfortunately, filing for divorce is never easy. Not only can it stir up a number of emotional issues for the separating couple, but it may also put significant amount of strain on their children. In ...
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Establishing Paternity in Order to Enforce Visitation Rights

In the state of Florida, the family court system requires all fathers to establish paternity if they wish to exert their parenting rights upon a child that was born out of wedlock. While it would be ...
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Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements in Florida

Although most people understand the purpose of a prenuptial agreement, many do not realize that they can secure the same level of personal protection even after they have gotten hitched. Typically, a ...
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