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Complications That Could Arise as a Result of Long-Distance Parental Relocation

By Cairns Law |

In Florida, having continuing and meaningful contact with both parents is deemed to be in a child’s best interests, so any time-sharing arrangements entered into as part of a divorce must reflect that principle. A relocation by one parent can, however, make this more complicated, especially if the planned move is to another state…. Read More »

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Standard Florida Visitation Schedules

By Cairns Law |

Ending a marriage is always complicated, but it tends to be even more so when the couple in question shares children. For the kids, a divorce can feel like the end of the world and the breakup of the family. There are ways, however, to ensure that children continue to feel loved and still… Read More »

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Avoid These Mistakes When Navigating Your Florida Paternity Case

By Cairns Law |

Paternity cases often end up being one of the more complex and emotionally charged family law cases, so it’s important for couples to avoid making these proceedings even more difficult by avoiding a few common pitfalls. Read on to learn more about the most common paternity-related errors that our legal team sees. Delaying Legal… Read More »

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When Florida Courts Will Deviate from the State’s Child Support Guidelines

By Cairns Law |

Florida courts are required to strictly adhere to specific child support guidelines when determining a parent’s child support obligation. While in most cases, courts stick to the base amount provided by these guidelines (which, in turn is based on the parents’ incomes, childcare expenses, and the number of children being supported etc.), they are… Read More »

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The Financial Documents You May Need to Produce in Your Florida Divorce

By Cairns Law |

Finalizing a divorce in Florida requires that couples grapple with a number of complicated issues, including alimony, property division, and if children are involved, child support and time-sharing arrangements. This in turn, can only be achieved when the parties disclose all of the details of their finances. In fact, those who fail to do… Read More »

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Getting Protection From Domestic Violence in Florida

By Cairns Law |

Incidents of domestic violence are occurring at an alarming rate across the U.S. Unfortunately, Florida is not immune from this trend, with the state reporting 67,332 cases of domestic violence in 2022 alone. We understand the sensitive and complicated nature of domestic violence allegations and use all of our experience and resources to ensure… Read More »

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Protecting Your Digital Security During Divorce

By Cairns Law |

It can be a lot harder, in our current digital age, for couples to disentangle their lives upon divorce. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help protect your digital security if you decide to separate or divorce your spouse. Read on to learn more about how to keep your digital information… Read More »

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How Relocation Affects Your Child Custody Arrangement

By Cairns Law |

Relocating, whether due to personal reasons or for work, is often a complicated process, but it can be particularly complex when two parents have separated or divorced. Moving to a new city or state represents more than just a  new start for the parties involved when two parents share custody. In fact, relocating can… Read More »

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Florida Courts Must Consider Threats of Violence Towards Former Partners When Making Custody Decisions

By Cairns Law |

When a divorcing or unmarried couple is unable to come up with a time-sharing arrangement, a family law judge must often step in and implement a parenting plan on the parties’ behalf. These situations can be complex, especially in cases where one of the parents is accused of engaging in threatening behavior towards their… Read More »

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Avoid These Financial Mistakes During Your Divorce

By Cairns Law |

Legally ending a marriage is a major life event that tends to come with a lot of upheaval, both emotionally and financially. Navigating the financial landscape of divorce can be especially difficult, as there are specific laws and regulations that govern financial matters, like how a couple must divide their assets or whether one… Read More »

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