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How to Use Social Media During a Child Custody Battle

Most of us spend a lot of time on social media. In fact, the average American spends 144 minutes a day on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—keeping up with friends, family, and that one actor who was really good in that one movie. No matter how you use social media, it is hard […]

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Same-Sex Parents: What Are Your Rights?

Even though gay marriage has been nationally recognized since 2015, there are still many antiquated laws governing marriage. These laws were invented when opposite-sex marriage was the only option, and many of them have not been updated. Across the country, there can still be uncertainty about certain rights and freedoms of a same-sex union. This […]

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How Does the SCRA Affect a Divorce?

In 1940, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) was passed to protect soldiers on active duty. Since then, it has been amended several times and now bears the name Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This act protects soldiers from civil litigation while they serve the country. Since active servicemembers may not be able […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Florida?

Whether you and your spouse have started discussing divorce or you’ve recently filed for divorce, you might be wondering how long the process will take. Every case is different, and the exact timeframe of a divorce varies depending on the family and their unique circumstances. Some divorces can be finalized in a matter of weeks, while […]

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Are My Assets in Danger If My Spouse Causes a Car Accident in Florida?

If your spouse caused a car accident in Florida, you may be worried about what this will mean for you and your property. Since Florida is an equitable distribution state, your marital assets are subject to division in a fair manner in the event of divorce.  Therefore, it is practical to be concerned about your […]

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What Is the Difference Between Motions to Enforce and Motions for Contempt?

Different Ways to Enforce Your Divorce Court Order Court orders following divorce establish a guideline for the diffusion of the relationship to allow for a smooth transition out of marriage. They can settle matters including child support, child custody, alimony, and more. However, sometimes the existence of these orders alone isn’t enough to ensure compliance. When your spouse fails or […]

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How to Manage Long-Distance Child Custody in Florida

Divorce complicates life. It forces people to restart and readjust to a new family dynamic. As the former partners begin their separate lives, big changes can occur. Life could pull them apart geographically. When people who share custody of their children find themselves far from one another, they must adjust their time with the kids accordingly. […]

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Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?

If you have been ordered by a court to pay child support, you are expected to make those payments on time and in full. Excuses are rarely tolerated by family court judges. After all, it is your child’s right to receive financial support from both parents. Is Jail a Potential Penalty for Failing to Pay Child Support? In […]

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How Does a Florida Family Court Determine If a Parent Is Unfit?

When parents separate or divorce, agreeing on child custody and parenting time can be stressful. If one parent is unfit to care for the child, the process becomes more complex and contentious.  Courts require custody decisions and parenting plans to be in the best interest of the child. In nearly all cases, that means shared […]

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Personal Injury Settlements and Legal Separation

Divorces include a division of marital property. At least part of a personal injury settlement will usually be included in the marital estate and divided between the ex-spouses. But when you and your spouse separate, Florida leaves the division of your property up to you and your spouse. Florida does not recognize “legal separation.” In […]

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