Category: Family Law

What is the Divorce Appeals Process in Florida?

Oftentimes in divorce cases, one person disagrees with the decisions that were ruled on their divorce case because they believe their former spouse committed some type of fraud during the case, or they believe the judge didn’t follow the divorce law properly. In instances like these, an appeal might be...

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How to Blend your Divorced Family Smoothly

When divorce involves children, it can instantly become complicated. Once the dust of the divorce settles and the wounds heal, a parent may find themselves wanting to begin a new life with a new spouse. With the children, there is bound to be some resistance. The new spouse is not...

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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

When moving through complicated divorce cases, the children are often briefly forgotten. Amidst all of the property arguments, child support claims, and accusations, it can be tough to hear the child’s voice. That is the purpose of a Guardian ad Litem. A Guardian ad Litem can be appointed by the...

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Prenuptial Agreements are Not a Sign of an Impending Divorce

Years ago, the idea of a prenuptial agreement was only for the exceedingly wealthy looking to protect their fortunes. But in today’s world, prenuptial agreements are a sign of mutual trust and respect for every couple, regardless of their financial situation. A prenuptial agreement is simply a contract between spouses...

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How to make a Step Family Work

According to a national Pew Research Center report done in 2013, 40% of new marriages included at least one partner who had been married before. In 2010, a Pew Research Center survey found that 42% of the American adults interviewed have at least one step relative in their family, whether...

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What Does “Professionalism” Mean for a Lawyer?

Professionalism is a hot topic right now. It is on the agenda at every lawyer and judicial seminar or continuing education conference, and professional law journals consistently cover the concept. Over the years, numerous surveys have shown the public’s declining trust in the legal profession. In response to these surveys,...

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What Does “Bilingual” Mean?

If you find yourself in a legal situation, whether it be child support battles, domestic violence, divorce, or adoption, and English is not your first language, it is vital to find an attorney who understands you, both in language and in subtle cultural differences. As the non-English-speaking segment of the...

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Florida Woman Punished for being Owed Child Support?

Heather Figueroa's ex-husband owes her $57,000 in child support. You can imagine her surprise, then, when the Florida Department of Revenue froze her accounts and attempted to take the money from her, rather than the other way around. Rather than being short on money, waiting patiently for legal teams to...

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The Fight Over Florida’s Alimony Laws Intensifies

Alimony has always been a controversial topic. While the reasoning behind it is very logical and sound, various interpretations of how it should be applied have been met with anger, hostility, and fear. Well, if you find yourself experiencing one of those emotions, you may be in luck. Some proposed...

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The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eyes

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. It’s quite possible for 2 individuals, who their respective friends and family would call “the nicest, most honorable person in the whole world,” to get locked together in a bitter divorce proceeding. You could even be one of those individuals, and you could...

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