Divorce and Family Law Blog

Can Your Smart Home Devices Help or Hurt You in a Family Law Case?

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We are living in the age of the smart home, where we can use our remote and voice activated devices to control many aspects of our home. Whether it’s the temperature of our home, open our garage doors, change the TV channel, or even tell us when it’s time to purchase more milk, smart home technology can be incredibly exciting and make our lives much easier. However, smart home devices also monitor and record much of what we do and where we are without our even realizing it. Could this affect your family law case? Read More

How Do Hurricanes Impact Your Florida Custody Agreement?

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Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida, and it is once again hurricane season! We prepare for them by securing insurance, procuring generators, stocking up on food and water, and boarding up our homes. Most Floridians do not even begin to consider their child custody agreements as part of their hurricane preparations, however it is important to plan for the impact of a hurricane upon your parenting plan. Read on to learn more about how to navigate a shared custody agreement when a hurricane hits. Read More

Are There Legal Consequences to Moving Out of Your Home Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

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If you’ve made the decision to seek a divorce, you probably have plenty of questions. One that our Florida divorce clients often ask us is whether there are legal consequences to moving out of their marital home before their divorce is finalized. Once one partner files for a divorce, it is common for at least one partner to want to leave the marital home to mitigate further conflict or for their emotional or mental health. However, leaving the marital home is a decision that should be undertaken only after you have carefully considered its potential implications upon your divorce. Read More

What Happens to Your Property and Children While You Are Waiting for Your Divorce to be Finalized?

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If you are interested in seeking or are currently seeking a divorce, you have probably fantasized about your post-divorce life. You likely have a vision for your home, things you will do with your children, and things you will do to improve your quality of life. While most people seeking a divorce have an idea of what their new life will look like, they usually have no idea what their life looks like while they are waiting for their divorce to be finalized? Who gets the house? Who has custody of the children? Read on to learn more about these and other important questions. Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Think of Divorce as a Failure

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Divorce is emotionally, mentally, financially, and sometimes physically difficult. No one gets a divorce because their marriage has gone the way they expected it to, and it can be hard to see your divorce as anything but a failure. However, there are plenty of reasons you should reframe the way you think about your divorce! Read on to learn why a divorce is anything but a failure. Read More

Can Your Former Spouse Inherit From Your Estate?

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One aspect of divorce many couples do not give much thought to is what happens to their estates after the divorce. Once a divorce is complete, many people suddenly realize their spouse is provided for in their will, or begin to worry about whether their ex will receive any assets from their estate after they pass. An experienced Florida divorce attorney can help you prevent these problems in the first place! Read on to learn more about how Florida handles this situation, as well has how the knowledgeable family law attorneys at Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC can help you prevent this problem from happening in the first place. Read More

Who Gets Custody of Pets in a Divorce?

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For many of us, pets are more than just cute animals, and are rather part of the family. They bring so much into our lives and many of us truly couldn’t imagine life without them. That is exactly what pet owners going through a divorce have to do, however, and the thought of never seeing your beloved pet again, let alone them living with someone who may have caused you significant emotional pain, can be an especially difficult one. When a couple with pets gets a divorce, who gets custody of the pets can be an extremely difficult conversation. Read on to learn more about custody of pets. Read More

What Will the Court Consider in Determining Child Custody?

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Determining custody of a child in a divorce is usually one of the most emotionally fraught parts of a divorce. Unfortunately, it is also a necessary part of a divorce, as it is important the child’s best interests be upheld and the best living arrangement possible for them to be provided. If you are going through a divorce and you have children, it is important you understand what goes into child custody decisions. Read More