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What is Considered “Income” for Calculating Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The Court goes through an extensive review of your finances when you are ordered to pay child support. The Court will look at your income and expenses and compare that information to the other parent’s finances. However, only certain money coming in is considered “income” for purposes of the child support calculation, and you… Read More »

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6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Winning Your Child Custody Case

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

We know your children are extremely important to you. Losing custody of your children can be devastating for both you and your kids. Dealing with your child custody case is often extremely emotional, which can negatively impact your thinking. Is there anything you can do to increase your chances of winning your child custody… Read More »

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Child Visitation Rights During Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The divorce process can take a considerable amount of time. If there are disputed issues, divorce can take years to be fully finalized. While you and your former spouse are working out the details, you may wonder how the process will affect your children and your ability to spend time with them. Your Legal… Read More »

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Pets and Divorce: Is Visitation Possible?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorces are often painful for everyone involved. While property division and child custody get a lot of attention, one item often gets overlooked—the family pet. For many people, particularly those who do not have children, their pets are a vital part of the household dynamic. In fact, one study indicates that dog owners consider… Read More »

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Changing Visitation Schedules in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

As your child gets older, his or her needs will change. Your schedule will change as well. Time-share arrangements that you developed with the other parent when your child was very young, for example, may not work any longer as your child gets older. Thankfully, you have the option to change your visitation schedule… Read More »

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Questioning Your Paternity in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

How can paternity be disestablished in Florida? From ancient times, paternity has been an issue since the biological mother of a child is a verifiable phenomenon, but the biological father may, in some cases remain a mystery. Two recent facts have complicated this confusion: [1] it has become much more acceptable for a woman… Read More »

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Rights of Divorcing Fathers in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Although there should be no difference between the rights of divorcing fathers and mothers, there does seem to be some discrepancies in practice. In fact, according to one source, women are awarded primary legal custody in 90 percent of divorces. Then, the father pays child support and gets visitation rights. However, in Florida, the… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Alimony in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Alimony is used as a means to stabilize the financial resources between spouses after or during a divorce. Alimony in Florida is also referred to as “maintenance” or “spousal support.” Generally, the spouse with the higher financial resources will provide periodic sums or a single sum to the spouse with lower resources, at least… Read More »

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Will a Court Split Up Children in a Divorce in Florida?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In the vast majority of divorces, multiple children will stay together in one home. Both parents and the courts usually agree that what works for one child regarding custody arrangements will work for the other. There are also several psychological and practical benefits of having multiple children living together in the same home as… Read More »

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Potential Grounds for Annulment in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are two types of annulments. The first is based on the civil law in the State of Florida. The other is a religious concept associated with the Catholic church. The concepts are similar, but the process for obtaining an annulment is very different depending on the type of annulment you want. In either… Read More »

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