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Dealing With Military Divorce While Deployed

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Being deployed in the military comes with many challenges, and a person’s world can be completely turned on its head when they are also served with divorce papers while on deployment. The emotional and logistical hardships can feel overwhelming, but there are laws to protect your interests and attorneys who can help you navigate… Read More »

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The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Determining issues like child support in a Florida divorce are rarely easy, but these issues can become even more complex when one parent moves out of state. Thankfully, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) allows for courts to enforce out-of -state child support orders to ensure that the child is properly supported regardless… Read More »

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How to Financially Prepare for a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce in Florida can be a scary and stressful experience, but there are steps that you can take prior to submitting the petition that can prepare you financially for the next steps in your future. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay our team of dedicated legal… Read More »

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Despite the numbers of new COVID-19 cases decreasing across the United States, thousands of parents and children are still dealing with the fallout of this global pandemic. In many cases, this means issues with the payment and receipt of child support over the last year or more that are necessary to cover the living… Read More »

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Outside Experts Used During Collaborative Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Collaborative divorce is a method of alternative dispute resolution growing in popularity for couples in Florida who wish to divorce without the lengthy and adversarial nature of traditional courtroom divorce. One of the benefits of the collaborative divorce method is the ability to use outside experts to help guide and create solutions that work… Read More »

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What Qualifies for Child Support Modification?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Both parents have a duty to financially support their child, and in cases of divorce or paternity the noncustodial parent typically pays the custodial parent support to cover the child’s daily expenses and care. However, sometimes certain circumstances arise that require a modification to the existing child support order to either increase or decrease… Read More »

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Planning a Divorce with a Special Needs Child

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Going through a divorce with a special needs child can be especially challenging for parents. There are a number of special considerations that must be made during the divorce in order to accommodate the needs of a child with physical or mental disabilities now and in the future. At the law office of Blair… Read More »

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Why You Should Consider Custody Mediation

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Child custody is often one of the most emotional and stressful decisions that parents must make during the Florida divorce process. This is especially true when both parents want to continue to spend as much time as they can with their child after the divorce and continue to make decisions about their wellbeing. As… Read More »

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When To Choose Divorce Litigation Over Mediation

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

While divorce mediation is quickly becoming one of the preferred methods of negotiating a Florida divorce, there are times when litigation in court may be the better method for getting the settlement you deserve. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay, our office has significant experience with all types… Read More »

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Effect of Economic Stimulus Payments on Florida Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In the last year, the federal government has authorized the distribution of economic impact, also known as stimulus payments, to citizens in need. These payments included stimulus for adults who make under a certain income level as well as additional payments for eligible children. For parents that owe or are owed support, questions naturally… Read More »

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