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When is Divorce Mediation Not the Best Option

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce mediation is quickly growing in popularity as an alternative option to traditional, litigated divorce in Florida. While there are many benefits to divorce mediation, in some situations it may not be the best option for settling the differences between you and your former spouse. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III,… Read More »

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Collaborative Paternity Services

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Establishing paternity of a child can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved and confers a number of rights and responsibilities on the father of the child. After legal paternity of a child is established, the parents of the child will need to work out a number of legal issues, including parenting time, custody… Read More »

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How are Retirement Accounts Divided in a Florida Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Outside of the primary home, one of the largest assets for any couple is a retirement account. How retirement accounts are divided in a Florida divorce is often one of the most significant issues for spouses splitting up, and it can have a substantial impact on the overall divorce settlement. At the law office… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between an Appeal and a Modification in a Florida Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many issues are negotiated in a divorce, and sometimes a spouse is not happy with the outcome of an issue. In other situations, a divorce settlement may be finalized by the court but circumstances change for one or both spouses after the fact. In either situation, a person may choose to appeal or request… Read More »

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Can My Child Express a Preference in a Custody Case?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most difficult issues in any Florida divorce is the matter of child custody and visitation. In most cases, the judge will encourage the parents to come up with their own child custody arrangement that works best for them. If the parents cannot agree on custody and visitation, the court will step… Read More »

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Legal Options If a Parent Fails To Pay Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Every parent has a duty to provide for the basic expenses and needs of their child, and when parents are divorced the noncustodial parent usually pays the custodial parent child support to maintain the child’s standard of living. But what happens when a parent fails to pay child support? What options does the recipient… Read More »

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What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are many issues that must be decided by the spouses before a divorce can be finalized, such as alimony, child support, and custody. However, over time the situation can change for one or both former spouses as well as their children that may necessitate a change in the original divorce decree. When asked… Read More »

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Creating a Valid Prenuptial Agreement

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are many reasons why a couple may consider drafting a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding in Florida. One or both spouses may be entering the marriage with significant assets, or the couple may be blending families and want to define property interests. Whatever the reason, there are certain steps that each future… Read More »

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How To Protect Your Business in a Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Property distribution is almost always a complicated issue in a Florida divorce; however, this matter can become even more complex if one spouse owns a business. If you are considering filing for divorce in Florida there are steps that you can take to protect your business. At the law office of Blair H. Chan,… Read More »

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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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