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Can I Deny Visitation for Failure to Pay Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When it comes to child custody and support, there are many issues that can arise between parents. Typically, the noncustodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent to help cover the child’s expenses, and the noncustodial parent has either joint custody or visitation rights with the child. One commonly asked question when the… Read More »

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How Substance Abuse Can Affect a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Thousands of people in Florida suffer from substance abuse problems for alcohol, opioids, and other controlled substances. In many cases, the stress of a spouse with a substance abuse problem can lead to a divorce. If you are in a similar situation in a Florida divorce case, it is important to know how substance… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Establishing paternity refers to the determination of a man’s legal rights and obligations to a child. This process can be beneficial to every person in that child’s life, including the father. In Florida, there are two methods for establishing paternity: a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity and court ordered genetic testing. If you would like… Read More »

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Can I Appeal My Divorce Ruling?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In a contested divorce, there may be many issues that go to court in order to get resolved. The judge may issue a ruling that you do not agree with because you believe that your spouse committed fraud or that the judge improperly ruled on the issue. If you believe that you received an… Read More »

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Child Custody Considerations in a Military Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce involving children is almost always difficult, but the issues can become more complex when one parent is a servicemember in the United States military. For a servicemember who has custody or visitation rights to their child, it is critical that a detailed and comprehensive parenting plan is created that specifically addresses your unique… Read More »

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Your Parenting Plan

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The last couple of weeks in Florida and the rest of the country are unprecedented in recent memory. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has effectively shut down entire industries, cities, and schools. If you are divorced in Florida and have a parenting plan with your former spouse, now may be the time to review the… Read More »

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How Does Cohabitation Affect the Terms of a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The purpose of filing for divorce is to allow spouses to end the part of their lives as a couple and move forward on their own. In order to do so, many divorce decrees include terms for the distribution of property, child custody, child support, and alimony. However, once a former spouse moves on… Read More »

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Do I Need My Ex’s Permission to Take My Child on Vacation?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most commonly asked questions by a parent is whether they need their ex’s permission to take their child on vacation after a divorce. Like most issues that come up during and after a Florida divorce, the answer is that it depends. Where you want to take your child, for how long,… Read More »

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What are the Most Common Issues Argued in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce in Florida is often a lengthy and complicated process. Very few divorce cases are filed that are uncontested, meaning that there are no substantive issues to negotiate between spouses. Most Florida divorces are contested, which means that you and your spouse are in disagreement about one or more issues that must… Read More »

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When Can the Right to Alimony Be Waived?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the biggest issues in a Florida divorce is often the question of alimony. However, did you know that a person can waive their right to spousal support? A person can waive their right to spousal support in certain situations, but whether you should incorporate this waiver can be a more complicated question… Read More »

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