Divorce and Family Law Blog

Tips for Telling Your Kids About Your Divorce

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Divorce can be painful for the whole family, but children often have the most difficulty making the transition. However, how you and your spouse approach the divorce can have a profound impact on how your child deals with their new family life. How you talk to your kids about this new change will depend on how old they are and their individual maturity and understanding clevels.

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5 Advantages of Using Mediation for Divorce

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Mediation is an alternative to litigation in many types of cases. It is a process that is used to resolve conflict by coming to an agreement that both parties can tolerate. It may not be exactly what one party or the other wants, but they often both have some advantages, instead of having a clear winner or clear loser at trial.

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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Florida

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Florida is unique in that, unlike many states, grandparents have specific visitation rights granted to them by statute. However, these visitation rights only apply in certain circumstances.

In most situations, when a parent does not want the child to be exposed to a grandparent, grandparent visitation will not be available because the parents still have full control over who their child will see. Nonetheless, there are circumstances where a grandparent will be able to visit their grandchild regardless of the parent’s wishes.

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How to Enforce a Child Support Order

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parent must explain why he or she has not made the payments. In some cases, there may be a legitimate excuse, such as a sudden illness, or an involuntary job loss. However, it the child support order was violated without cause, the court can take a number of steps, including:

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Modification of a Divorce Decree in Florida

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Although your divorce may seem final, there are circumstances where you may be able to alter or change certain aspects of your divorce decree in Florida. Where there is a dramatic change in life circumstances, modification of the divorce decree may be necessary. For example, if your income drastically reduces or you are moving to another state, taking a hard look at your divorce decree to see if changes are necessary is a good idea.

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Equitable Distribution: 4 Signs That Your Spouse May Be Hiding Assets

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During the divorce, property is distributed as evenly as possible. One spouse may not be able to receive exactly half of the property, which is why property division is often referred to as “equitable” as opposed to “even.” The court takes into account many factors when dividing property, including whether the spouse can support him or herself without the income of the other spouse.

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3 Common Myths About Prenuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial agreements are rarely an easy topic. Newly engaged couples often cannot imagine the possibility of divorcing their significant other while they are planning their new lives together.

Prenuptial agreements are often taboo for many reasons. Unfortunately, that means that some couples that could use a prenuptial agreement do not make one because they do not want to discuss the topic. Understanding why some of the many common misconceptions are untrue can help you decide whether creating a prenuptial agreement is the right legal option for you.

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