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July Update – Has Time Sharing of Your Children Been Established for the Summer? | Office Closed July 4th

Summertime sharing should be underway in all cases that involve children and have time-sharing as an issue. If summertime sharing hasn’t already been established, please get in contact with us so we can help you get that done for the rest of the summer. The following are some relevant posts from our blog…   How …

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How Child Custody Agreements In Florida Are Focusing More On Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing…

The divorce rate in Florida is around 50% in first marriages. Many of these couples have children and require a child custody agreement. Florida abandoned the traditional terms of custody in favor of parental responsibility and time-sharing. Florida’s custody laws favor both parents to remain active in their children’s lives. Therefore, courts prefer to see …

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What To Do If Your Child Refuses To Let You See Your Grandchildren…

Oftentimes, grandparents play an integral role in their grandchildren’s lives. Whether it be simply spending quality time or actually assisting in raising their grandchildren, grandparents are important to fostering and developing our next generation. As a grandparent, you are excited to be a part of your grandchild’s life, but sometimes your adult child refuses to …

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5 Circumstances That May Allow You To Change a Support Order In Florida…

An order to pay child support can be changed (or modified) by the court or administrative agency that issued the order if the circumstances of either parent change after the order is issued. Until an order is changed, terminated, or vacated, the amount ordered is owed and legally enforceable. Since children grow up and situations …

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6 Tips For Working Out The Best Child Custody Plans For Everyone Involved…

Summer vacation is a time to relax, not to renew old fights with your ex over custody of your kids. You may want to take your children to the Bahamas, while he or she may only get the kids during the summer. It’s important to sort out these not-so-little details before making your summer vacation …

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Why Settlements Are Advantageous For Many Divorces and Relationships With Shared Children…

For many cases, rather than going to trial, a marital settlement occurs that ends the case. Settlements serve as an alternative path from litigation through trial. Most settlements are achieved by negotiation between the attorneys and the parties agree to terms of settlement. In Family Law, settlements are very common in marital cases and paternity …

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What is Mandatory Disclosure and do I have to Comply?

Florida Family Law Rule 12.285 requires all parties involved in Florida divorce, paternity, modification and child support cases to comply with Mandatory Disclosure. Mandatory Disclosure can be an overwhelming process but is a huge part of the discovery process of a case. Petitioners have 45 days from the date the Respondent is served to provide the …

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