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The Effect of Adultery on a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a spouse does not have to claim any grounds for filing for divorce other than the fact that the marriage is irretrievably broken. However, that does not mean that the reasons behind a divorce do not affect the divorce settlement. If one spouse engaged in… Read More »

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Situations When You May Want a Prenuptial Agreement

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Prenuptial agreements have gotten a bad reputation from how they are portrayed in television and movies, but this type of agreement can be incredibly beneficial to couples prior to a wedding. There are many situations when a prenuptial agreement can provide peace of mind to each spouse and their loved ones before getting married…. Read More »

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How are Military Pensions Divided in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Like many other professions, military servicemembers are receive a retirement pension as one of the benefits of their service. If a servicemember gets divorced in Florida, their spouse may be entitled to a portion, or all, of their retirement benefits. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay, we have… Read More »

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Appealing a Child Custody or Visitation Order

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Court decisions regarding child custody and visitation permanently affect a parent’s relationship with their child, and sometimes the court does not always come to the correct conclusions on these issues. If you believe that a mistake was made by the court when determining child custody in your case, you may have the option to… Read More »

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Affect Your Divorce Case

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting Florida in countless ways, and it has placed a strain on many couples that has proved too difficult to surmount. If you are considering filing for divorce in the Tampa Bay area during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand how it may affect your case. At the… Read More »

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Valuing Assets in a Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

During the distribution of property during a divorce, once all assets and debts are identified as marital or separate property the next step is valuing the marital assets that must be split between the couple. Valuing assets can be a tricky process, and the more complicated the asset the more likely that disagreements will… Read More »

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Can You Separate Commingled Assets in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

During a Florida divorce, all property is identified as either separate, marital, or commingled prior to the division of property. Separate assets are retained by their original owner while marital assets are split equitably between spouses. However, there can be questions regarding the division of commingled assets, and many clients want to know whether… Read More »

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What is a DNA Paternity Test?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the genetic material that you inherit from your parents. A DNA paternity test is one way to establish the legal father of a child through the Florida courts if one parent does not consent to a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity. If you would like to learn more about DNA… Read More »

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Why Collaborative Divorce is a Good Option for Divorcing Parents

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Growing quickly in popularity, collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution method for divorcing couples who do not wish to have their case litigated in court. This method of divorce is particularly helpful in cases where parents are divorcing with one or more minor children involved. At the law office of Blair H. Chan,… Read More »

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What Does It Mean to be in Arrears?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

As part of every paternity case or divorce involving children, the court will order one parent to pay child support to the other in order to cover the child’s living expenses. If the parent paying child support misses payments, cannot pay, or refuses to pay support it is called being in arrears. Florida law… Read More »

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