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Surrogacy in Florida: Does the Surrogate Mother Have Any Parental Rights?

A surrogate is a person who acts on someone else’s behalf or as a substitute. In fertility law, a surrogate mother is a woman who carries a child for another person. Florida recognizes two forms of surrogacy with different parental rights for the surrogate mother. What Are the Types of Surrogacy Recognized by Florida Law? […]


Does Florida Recognize Common Law Marriages?

“Common law marriages” are marriages that some states recognize, even without a marriage license, if two people live together in a conjugal relationship for a long enough time.  Although Florida once recognized common law marriages, it no longer does so unless an exception applies (we’ll fill you in below). Surprisingly, cohabitation itself was against the […]


What Makes a Premarital Agreement Valid In Florida?

Premarital agreements (also referred to as “prenuptial agreements” or “prenups”) are legal documents that lay a foundation for how a couple will handle the financial affairs of their relationship before getting married. These agreements include financial decisions such as who will own property acquired before the marriage and whether the couple will co-own a joint […]


Is There Common Law Marriage in Florida?

Living in Florida has many benefits. However, one common misconception is that people who live together long enough are considered married under the law. That’s true in some places, but not in Orlando, Florida. Unless your common law marriage was entered into before January 1, 1968, the state will not recognize it in most – […]


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