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Unique Items Of Separate Property

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida is an equitable distribution state when it comes to dividing property in a divorce. This means that all property owned separately prior to the marriage goes back to that spouse, and anything acquired during the course of the marriage is split equitably between spouses. However, some unique items are considered separate property even… Read More »

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Can A Parent Refuse Court Ordered Genetic Testing?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Establishing the paternity of a child is one of the best things for a family unit, providing benefits to the father, mother, and child. However, there are times when one parent does not wish to acknowledge paternity, and the court must intervene with an order for a genetic test to definitively prove the biological… Read More »

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How Does Additional Children Impact Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Both parents have an obligation to financially provide for their child, and when parents divorce or are no longer together the noncustodial parent, or parent that spends less physical time with the child, typically pays child support to the custodial parent for the child’s needs. One common question asked by custodial and noncustodial parents… Read More »

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What To Do If The Custodial Parent Refuses Visitation

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When a custodial parent refuses to let their child spend time with the noncustodial parent it can be a frustrating and stressful experience. In that situation, it can be difficult to know what your legal options are to enforce your visitation rights with your child. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III… Read More »

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What Details Belong In A Parenting Plan?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When minor children are involved in a Florida divorce, one of the most important documents created as part of the divorce settlement is the parenting plan. The parenting plan contains all of the details and information about how you and your soon-to-be former spouse will co-parent your child after the divorce. It is critical… Read More »

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Warning Signs Of Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

While some divorce cases blindside a spouse, in most cases there are signs that a divorce is impending for a couple. Identifying the warning signs of a divorce gives a couple the opportunity to either address their issues and attempt to fix it or prepare accordingly for a divorce. At the law office of… Read More »

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Fathers’ Rights In Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Being a father is one of the biggest joys and biggest responsibilities of a person’s life. Having a father in a child’s life is beneficial to everyone in the family, but a father’s rights are not always guaranteed, especially if the parents are not married when the child is born. If you wish to… Read More »

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Can I Get An Annulment In Florida?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When most couples decide to end their marriage in Florida, they file for divorce. However, in certain circumstances a spouse may be able to claim that the marriage was void or voidable and get an annulment instead. There are very particular rules and laws surrounding annulment in Florida, which is why you should always… Read More »

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How To Value A Business In A Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

For many couples, owning a business can cause substantial strain on a relationship, and if a couple decides to file for divorce the business is often one of the most substantial assets that must be split between spouses. Determining the proper value of a business is critical, and there are a few methods available… Read More »

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How To Prepare Your Child For Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce is difficult on spouses, but this significant life change can also be extremely difficult for any children involved, as well. Preparing a child for divorce can go a long way in helping them adjust to their new living situation as well as minimize issues during and after the divorce. For help… Read More »

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