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Timeline Of A Florida Divorce

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Divorce is an unfamiliar and unsettling process for most people. It is possible, however, to sustain some consistency in the proceedings by obtaining direct guidance from an experienced Clearwater divorce lawyer, who can walk you through the general timeline of the standard divorce. Filing a Petition The first step in any divorce is filing… Read More »

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Enforcing A Domestic Violence Injunction In Florida

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When petitioners obtain either a temporary or permanent injunction for protection from domestic violence, they often believe that their legal troubles are over. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true and a person may find him or herself needing to enforce the injunction in court. Those who find themselves in this situation do not, however, have… Read More »

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Co-Parenting During Summer Vacation – Plan Ahead For Next Year

By Cairns Law |

Co-parenting a child isn’t always easy, with both parents having to juggle their own schedules while also respecting each other’s relationship with the child and attempting to resolve disputes amicably. Co-parenting during the summer, however, can prove especially challenging, as both parents often want to go on family vacations and trips, but face opposition… Read More »

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How To Request A Domestic Violence Injunction In Florida

By Cairns Law |

Those who have been abused by a relative often feel as though they have nowhere to turn. Fortunately, individuals who find themselves in this situation do have legal options, including the chance to request a domestic violence injunction, which, if granted, can help protect them from future violence. To learn more about these rights… Read More »

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Florida’s Putative Father Registry

By Cairns Law |

Biological mothers have automatic legal rights upon the birth of their children, regardless of their marital status. This is not true for biological fathers, who, unlike mothers, lack legal rights to visitation, or to make decisions on their child’s behalf unless they take certain steps before or upon the child’s birth. Fortunately, in Florida,… Read More »

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How Domestic Violence Injunctions Can Protect Petitioners From Third Party Pressures

By Cairns Law |

Often, when people think about domestic violence restraining orders, they imagine that the injunctions only protect petitioners from the respondent listed in the order, or the person accused of domestic violence. While it is true that the primary aim of domestic violence injunctions is to protect petitioners from the person who has committed or… Read More »

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Considering Events That Are Reasonably Certain To Occur In Your Parenting Plan

By Cairns Law |

When creating a parenting plan, families and judges are directed to stick to what would be in a child’s best interests under the current circumstances. Basically, this means that courts must avoid prospective based determinations, or decisions about things that might or might not occur in a family’s future. There is, however, an exception… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Virtual Visitation

By Cairns Law |

Technological advancements have made it easier than ever to stay connected with each other, no matter the distance between them. This has come to have special implications for child custody matters, with virtual visitation a very real option for many non-custodial parents. In fact, Florida is one of the few states to have actually… Read More »

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Attempts At Alimony Reform In Florida Frustrated Again

By Cairns Law |

For the last few years, a number of lawmakers have attempted to usher in alimony reform in Florida to no avail. This year saw the introduction of Senate Bill 1922, which, if enacted, would have eliminated permanent alimony in Florida, go the same way as its predecessors. With the bill stalled in committee, lawmakers… Read More »

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Child Support And Wage Garnishment In Florida

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In Florida, when courts order child support, they do so based on a number of factors, including the number of children being supported, the parties’ incomes, and how custody is divided. Once ordered, a child support award will become legally enforceable, so non-custodial parents who fail to pay could risk being sanctioned by the… Read More »

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