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Florida Divorce Residency Requirements

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If a person or a couple wishes to get divorced in Florida, the first step in the process is meeting the residency requirement. The state has specific requirements of residency in order for a court to have jurisdiction over a divorce proceeding. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay,… Read More »

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Serving Divorce Papers in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When a person decides to file for divorce in Florida, their spouse must be notified of the divorce proceedings. Known as service of process, if notice is not properly given to a spouse in a divorce case it can be thrown out by the court and the filing spouse must start all over again…. Read More »

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How to Plan for a Divorce in a Pandemic

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many couples to spend months together, living as well as working at home, and this has pushed some to the breaking point. If you are considering filing for divorce during or after the pandemic, you can begin planning now. There are some steps that you can take in order… Read More »

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Tax Filing Options During a Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

While many people consider the more obvious issues in a Florida divorce, such as property distribution, spousal support, child custody, and child support, very few consider the tax implications of when their divorce is finalized. Depending on the circumstances in your case, you may be able to save considerably on your taxes during and… Read More »

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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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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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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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