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Elements Of A Florida Parenting Plan

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Whenever children are involved in a Florida divorce or paternity case the court requires that the parents submit a parenting plan for approval. Florida statutes provide the minimum elements that must be present in every parenting plan before a judge will approve it, and at the law office of Blair H. Chan, III our… Read More »

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What Is The 10/10 Rule In Military Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce is never easy, but there are additional complications when one spouse is a military serviceperson. One such complication can be the application of the 10/10 rule when it comes to retirement pay. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay, our dedicated office of legal professionals is… Read More »

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How To Find The Right Florida Divorce Lawyer

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce is never an easy experience, but hiring the right Florida divorce attorney for the job can ensure that you walk away with the settlement that you need in order to start again. It can be difficult to know where to start in the search for the right divorce lawyer, but at… Read More »

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Why You Need A Lawyer For A Child Custody Matter

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Child custody issues are some of the most emotional and stressful issues to navigate as a parent. While you may think that you can handle a child custody matter on your own, hiring an experienced lawyer to handle the case is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your… Read More »

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Virtual Visitation In Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Living apart from your child can be difficult, and for parents that share custody of a child after a divorce this issue can be exacerbated if one parent relocates, or the custody arrangement results in spending significant amounts of time apart. With the advent of new communication methods and technology, Florida is one of… Read More »

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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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