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The Affordable, Healing, And Empowering Benefits Of Mediation

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Mediation is a constructive alternative to court battles. A collaborative process involving a neutral third party who keeps a divorcing couple focused on achieving fair outcomes, mediation is often a more affordable option than going to court. It also promotes healing and allows the divorcing couple to maintain a sense of control over the… Read More »

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Is Money From My Hobby Considered Income?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Income analysis plays a key role in shaping fair divorce agreements. How much each spouse earns has a large impact on decisions related to spousal support and child support payments. Of course, people in Florida make money in a range of ways. If you generate income from hobbies, you need to be familiar with… Read More »

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Contemplating Divorce And Long-Term Separations

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When Florida couples decide their union isn’t working, they may decide it is time for a change. If you have been talking to your spouse about the possibility of moving apart, you should carefully assess the circumstances, consider options, and understand the differences between a divorce and a long-term separation agreement. Bring your questions… Read More »

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Common Questions Before Leaving A Marital Home

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If you find yourself contemplating whether or not to move out of a martial home, it’s crucial to make an informed decision. If you are looking for legal guidance, know that attorneys can provide you with invaluable support, connecting you with answers during a time that often feels unstable. Bring your questions about moving… Read More »

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Florida No-Fault Divorces And Mental Health Issues

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When mental health issues are involved in a marital separation, an already difficult situation can become increasingly complex. If you are grappling with the emotional and legal aspects of dissolving a marriage in which one or more individuals are dealing with mental health challenges, you are not alone. Lean on the expertise of a… Read More »

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Will Moving In with My New Partner Impact Alimony Payments?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

It is common for individuals who have recently gone through a Florida divorce and are receiving alimony to have questions about life choices that could impact their payments. For example, a concern may arise when considering moving in with a new partner. Discussing the relationship between cohabitation and alimony is possible when you connect… Read More »

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Is My Family Inheritance A Marital Asset?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Inheritance questions often arise when a couple moves to end a union. In Florida, marital assets are typically subject to equitable distribution when they divorce, but individuals can take steps to shield family inheritance funds. If you’re facing a divorce and have concerns about the treatment of your inheritance, consult with a skilled Tampa… Read More »

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When Divorcing, Should I Pay Off Marital Debts?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are an array of assets and liabilities that need to be divided when a couple separates and divorces. When this happens, the question of whether to pay off marital debts before finalizing the divorce may arise. Before making a decision on paying off debts, talk to an experienced Tampa family lawyer who can… Read More »

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Why Divorce Is Perceived As Expensive

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce is a life event that comes with challenges, emotional and financial. Because of this, when you share with friends your decision to separate and divorce, they may tell you that divorce can be expensive. It is common for people to perceive divorce as costly, but there are strategies to reduce costs, expenses, and… Read More »

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Seeking A Child Support Increase In Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

For many, child support payments are key to balancing a household budget, ensuring the children have all they need following a Florida divorce. While the benefits of support payment are well understood, when circumstances change, an amount that once seemed sufficient may no longer cover the meet needs of the child. When you find… Read More »

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