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Unique Items Of Separate Property

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida is an equitable distribution state when it comes to dividing property in a divorce. This means that all property owned separately prior to the marriage goes back to that spouse, and anything acquired during the course of the marriage is split equitably between spouses. However, some unique items are considered separate property even… Read More »

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Warning Signs Of Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

While some divorce cases blindside a spouse, in most cases there are signs that a divorce is impending for a couple. Identifying the warning signs of a divorce gives a couple the opportunity to either address their issues and attempt to fix it or prepare accordingly for a divorce. At the law office of… Read More »

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Can I Get An Annulment In Florida?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When most couples decide to end their marriage in Florida, they file for divorce. However, in certain circumstances a spouse may be able to claim that the marriage was void or voidable and get an annulment instead. There are very particular rules and laws surrounding annulment in Florida, which is why you should always… Read More »

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How To Prepare Your Child For Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce is difficult on spouses, but this significant life change can also be extremely difficult for any children involved, as well. Preparing a child for divorce can go a long way in helping them adjust to their new living situation as well as minimize issues during and after the divorce. For help… Read More »

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Appealing A Property Distribution Order

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida is an equitable distribution state for divorce, which means that property must be split equitably, but not necessarily equally between spouses. This provides substantial leeway for a judge to determine who should get what if the couple cannot agree to property division terms on their own, but sometimes the court errs in their… Read More »

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Protection Provided By A Restraining Order During A Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce is a difficult experience, but it can also be a frightening one if the spouse filing for divorce is also a victim of domestic abuse. A restraining order, or injunction for protection, can provide a spouse with safety while a divorce is ongoing, and the law office of Blair H. Chan,… Read More »

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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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