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The Differences Between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, you have more options than the typical litigated process. Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce are two alternative options for couples who wish to take a more amicable approach to their divorce. Many people do not understand the differences between mediation and collaborative divorce…. Read More »

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When Can a Prenuptial Agreement Be Void?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are contracts signed by a couple either before or after a wedding that defines certain property and inheritance rights in the case of divorce or death. There are many things that can be included in this type of contract, but are there circumstances where a prenuptial agreement can be deemed… Read More »

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Does My Child Have a Say in Custody Decisions?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce is always difficult, but when children are involved emotions can run high when it comes to determining custody and visitation. This is especially so if the parents cannot agree on custody and both wish to have the child as the custodial parent. At a certain age, the child may also express a preference… Read More »

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Can You Appeal a Divorce Decision?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In any Florida contested divorce case, the spouses disagree on one or more terms of their divorce settlement. When this occurs, a judge will hear the arguments, review the evidence, and take witness testimony before rendering a decision on the matter. Most often this pertains to issues of alimony, property distribution, child custody, and… Read More »

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Does Covering Extra Items Count Towards Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce when minor children are involved is always difficult, and once child custody and visitation schedules are set the court will determine the proper amount of child support that needs to be paid from the noncustodial parent. But what if your child or the custodial parent asks for additional money or items… Read More »

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Holidays and Divorce: Ideas to Make It Work for the Kids

Qualified Domestic Relations Order: Explained

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce is never easy, especially when there are so many issues for you and your spouse to resolve before a finalized divorce agreement can be signed. One of the biggest issues that you and your spouse must tackle is the division of marital property, including assets like retirement accounts and pension plans…. Read More »

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What Happens to a Timesharing Schedule in a Natural Disaster?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most important aspects of a divorce settlement in when Florida when minor children are involved is the creation of a timesharing schedule. This schedule dictates when the child will spend time with each parent and for how long. It can be tailored to your family‚Äôs unique situation and include specifics for… Read More »

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Penalties for Hiding Assets During a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida is an equitable distribution state when it comes to the division of property in a divorce. This means that assets and debts are split equitably, but not necessarily equally, between spouses. In some cases, one spouse may try to hide assets in order to protect a specific asset he wants to keep or… Read More »

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The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Collaborative divorce is a growing trend in divorce proceedings and takes a non-adversarial approach to the divorce process. Unlike traditional litigation, the collaborative method is a voluntary agreement between spouses to attempt to work out their issues outside of the courtroom. There are many benefits to collaborative divorce, and it may be the right… Read More »

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Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When most people think of the issues involved in a divorce, they consider property distribution, alimony, and child custody; however, one issue that many couples do not consider that can have a significant impact on your life is who will get the pet in the divorce? Some states are now reevaluating the way they… Read More »

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