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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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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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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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What are the Steps in a Florida Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce can feel like an overwhelming and daunting task, but hiring an experienced Florida divorce attorney can help facilitate the process and protect your legal interests at every step. Depending on the specifics of your case, the divorce process may be longer or shorter than others, but a knowledgeable attorney can explain… Read More »

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Common Causes of a Divorce Appeal

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce is never an easy process, and there may be times when the court must determine the outcome of an issue, such as property distribution, alimony, or child custody in a case when spouses cannot come to an agreement on their own. However, sometimes the court errs in their decision in a… Read More »

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Negotiation Tips for a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Once a petition for divorce is filed in Florida, the difficult task of negotiating a divorce settlement begins. Hiring an experienced divorce attorney like those at the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay is your best chance at success, but there are also some negotiation tips that you can follow… Read More »

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What is Collaborative Paternity?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Establishing paternity is only the first step in creating a lasting relationship between a parent and child. Issues of custody, visitation, support, and more must all be discussed and negotiated between parents, and collaborative paternity services can help. An experienced Florida family law attorney like those at the law office of Blair H. Chan,… Read More »

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Appealing a Florida Alimony Order

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida alimony orders are typically determined by a number of factors by the court when a couple cannot agree to terms on their own. Spousal support determinations are fairly subjective, and it is easy for a judge to order too much or too little in alimony payments based on a simple miscalculation or misapplication… Read More »

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Enforcing Florida Alimony Orders

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Oftentimes, one of the most contentious issues in a Florida divorce is the matter of spousal support, also known as alimony. Alimony is payment from one spouse to another that assists with maintaining a standard of living and with transitioning to financial independence during and after the divorce. However, sometimes a spouse refuses to… Read More »

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