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How Long Will My Divorce Take?

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Some of the questions we hear most often relate to the length of divorce proceedings. The answer, unfortunately, varies depending on a couple’s particular circumstances. To help give you a better idea of what to expect, we’ve included an overview of the types of factors that can influence how long it takes to resolve… Read More »

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Who Gets the House in a Florida Divorce?

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Some of the most pressing questions that we hear among soon-to-be divorced couples involve the fate of their family home. Unfortunately, this can be a contentious issue that can take a long time to resolve. There are, however, a few different options for couples who find themselves in this position. Equitable Distribution in Florida … Read More »

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Enforcing a Time-Sharing Agreement in Florida

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If you and your former partner have children together and have a parenting plan in place, you may be wondering what your options are if your co-parent violates that agreement. Whether this takes the form of failing to show up for visits, or refusing visitation to a co-parent, the consequences can be serious. Read… Read More »

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Florida’s New Paternity Law

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In most states, when two people share a child, but aren’t married, the father must typically file a paternity action followed by separate custody proceedings in order to obtain parental rights.  Until a recent change in the law, Florida numbered itself among these states. Since July, however, Florida residents have been governed by a… Read More »

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Alimony Can Give a Person Enough Time to Become Self-Supporting

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Financial issues often end up being the most complicated issues faced by divorcing couples. This is especially true for those who earn significantly less than a soon-to-be former spouse. Fortunately, there are certain types of alimony, including bridge-the-gap and rehabilitative alimony, that were specifically designed to help a lesser earning spouse become self-supporting. Read… Read More »

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What Will Your Holiday Time-Sharing Schedule Look Like?

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While many people look forward to the latter end of the year as a time to celebrate together with family members and engage in holiday traditions, this time of year can become a bit more difficult to navigate when two parents are divorced or separated. The best way to avoid disagreements over who gets… Read More »

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Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

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The holidays can become a flashpoint for conflict when two co-parents are trying to grapple with a time-sharing schedule and also contend with the emotional upheavals that can accompany spending a holiday apart from their child. We know how stressful this time of year can be and so have included a few tips that… Read More »

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Drafting a Florida Parenting Plan

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In Florida, couples with children can’t officially get divorced until they come up with a parenting plan that outlines how they will share custody. These agreements must contain certain information, including not only a visitation schedule, but also a description of how the parents will share parental responsibilities. A failure to include any of… Read More »

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Calculating Durational Alimony Under the New Florida Alimony Law

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This year, Florida lawmakers passed a sweeping alimony reform law that officially went into effect in July. Besides abolishing permanent alimony, the new law also modified the formula used for calculating durational alimony and placed significant limits on the duration and amounts of those awards. Read on to learn more about the ins and… Read More »

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Extending a Domestic Violence Injunction in Florida

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When a Florida judge enters a domestic violence injunction, the protections offered by that order don’t remain in place indefinitely, but will expire on a certain date. Many victims of domestic violence, rightfully fearing the loss of those protections, wish to extend those deadlines. Fortunately, in certain cases, courts are willing to extend domestic… Read More »

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