Summer Time-Sharing Tips for Separated Parents

Summer Time Sharing Tips for Separated Parents

4 Tips for Joint Custody in the Summer

Summer break is here and that means family vacations, summers camps and for some, part-time jobs and summer school. Summers can shakeup family routines and for blended families and separated parents, it can completely alter the normal time sharing schedule.

Children may have an extended visit with their non-primary parent, step-children may be coming to stay for part of the summer, or you just want to plan a family getaway. So how do parents effectively deal with these changes?

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The Effect of Substance Abuse on Custody

Effects of Substance Abuse on Child Custody

How to Navigate Substance Abuse in a Child Custody Case

Creating a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule that both parents agree on can be challenging. If parents cannot come to an agreement, the matter can be taken to court to be resolved. While in court, accusations of substance abuse may be brought up. Often, these allegations are made in an attempt to sway a judge’s ruling in the accuser’s favor.

Whether it’s ultimately founded or fabricated, the state of Florida court system will take the accusation seriously to make sure that no children are being put into a potentially unsafe situation.

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Top 10 Things To Know If You’re Getting Divorced


Top Ten Things to Know About Getting Divorced

Tips for Navigating Divorce

Whether you have already started the divorce process or believe divorce is in your future, it is important to be as prepared as you can be for such a life-changing event. With over 40 years of combined experience with divorce law, we understand navigating this new chapter can be hard.

To make it easier for couples looking for help, we’ve compiled the most important things to keep in mind when you’re going through this transition.

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Why Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Why Need a Divorce LawyerReasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney in Florida

It can be tempting to forego consulting a lawyer when preparing for a divorce, but representing yourself in any legal matter is not as easy as it may sound. Those who choose to represent themselves in legal procedures without the aid of an attorney are known as “pro se”.

Although you have the right to represent yourself in a court of law, many do not understand that choosing to do so means that the courts will expect you to follow the same rules and procedures that an attorney must follow.

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What happens to the house in a divorce?

What Happens to the House in a Divorce

Learn Who Keeps the House in Divorce

Courts in Tampa and throughout Florida apply the principal of equitable distribution when dividing the assets and debts between husbands and wives during a divorce. Before the assets and debts are equitably divided, it is necessary to first determine what assets and debts are nonmarital and which are marital.

Generally, any asset and debt acquired during the marriage is considered marital and subject to equitable distribution between spouses. Under certain circumstances there can be exceptions in equitable distribution, these can include inheritance, gifts received by one spouse from someone other than their spouse and assets or debts that existed before the parties were married.

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3 Things Not to do When You Get a Divorce

Divorce Advice: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Divorce Advice: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Most people that have been through a divorce will tell you that during the divorce process they made many mistakes. Some heart-wrenching and some financially costly. The good news is that you can easily avoid many of the most common mistakes that people make.

Here are our top 3 mistakes to avoid:

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Top 5 Things To Know For Divorce

Top Five Things to Know for Divorce

Advice for Going through Divorce in Florida

If you are going through a divorce and overwhelmed with emotions, please know you are not alone. Divorce is an emotionally trying time for everyone. It can seem overwhelming when first presented with this new reality, or be tempting to take action without actual consideration of the future results, but it’s important to approach the process with a clear head.

With over 40 years of combined experience, we’ve had plenty of time to learn what helps and hurts people in a divorce. Were are our top 5 things we want you to know when you’re going through a divorce:

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5 Things To Look For In a Divorce Attorney

Top Five Things to Look for in a Divorce Attorney

Learn the Best Qualities Every Attorney Should Have

There are so many good lawyers in a given county that are all working hard to help people navigate through the laws of their country and state. When you are going through a divorce, it can be overwhelming to determine who is going to be the best lawyer for you.

There are several things to consider when choosing a divorce attorney. Below are our top qualities we think all the best attorneys should have to help their clients get the most out of the divorce process.

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5 Important Financial Tips for Divorce

Financial Divorce Advice You Should Follow

How to Keep your Finances in Check During Divorce

One of the biggest concerns of both parties going through a divorce is what their financial future will look like. Moving from a marriage where assets, bank accounts and debts were shared to a world where it is split in two can be extremely stressful. To ease the financial stress, you must analyze your present finances and also estimate your future living costs.

We’ve compile dthe best tips on how to keep your financial worries at a minimum.

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5 Steps for Filing for Divorce

Five Important Things to do When Filing for Divorce

What to do When You’re Ready to File for Divorce in Florida

Ending your marriage is not a decision you enter lightly. The dissolution of marriage in Florida has not just legal repercussions, but emotional side effects as well.

However, if you are thinking about filing for divorce, there are steps you can take to better prepare you for the legal proceedings that will follow.

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