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Does My Child Have a Say in Custody Decisions?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce is always difficult, but when children are involved emotions can run high when it comes to determining custody and visitation. This is especially so if the parents cannot agree on custody and both wish to have the child as the custodial parent. At a certain age, the child may also express a preference… Read More »

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Does Covering Extra Items Count Towards Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce when minor children are involved is always difficult, and once child custody and visitation schedules are set the court will determine the proper amount of child support that needs to be paid from the noncustodial parent. But what if your child or the custodial parent asks for additional money or items… Read More »

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Holidays and Divorce: Ideas to Make It Work for the Kids

Qualified Domestic Relations Order: Explained

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce is never easy, especially when there are so many issues for you and your spouse to resolve before a finalized divorce agreement can be signed. One of the biggest issues that you and your spouse must tackle is the division of marital property, including assets like retirement accounts and pension plans…. Read More »

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What Happens to a Timesharing Schedule in a Natural Disaster?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most important aspects of a divorce settlement in when Florida when minor children are involved is the creation of a timesharing schedule. This schedule dictates when the child will spend time with each parent and for how long. It can be tailored to your family’s unique situation and include specifics for… Read More »

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How Much Say Should Children Have in Determining Custody Arrangements?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the hardest parts of a divorce is determining who gets custody of the children and how much visitation time the non-custodial spouse should receive. You and your spouse want what is best for your children, and that is not always easy to determine. Many parents want to take their child’s preferences into… Read More »

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When Should You Create a Pre-Separation Agreement?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce can often be a complicated, drawn-out process. The good news is that it does not have to be! Experienced divorce attorneys know that divorcing couples have at their disposal a wide range of options to make the separation process as easy and quick as possible. Most everyone has heard of a prenuptial agreement,… Read More »

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How Does Divorce Affect Embryos Conceived Using IVF?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many couples go through the difficult struggle of conceiving a child. Often times, they turn to medicine to help them conceive, and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most widely-used scientific procedures to help couples with their fertility struggles. As part of the IVF process, typically couples create multiple viable embryos at… Read More »

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Can Your Smart Home Devices Help or Hurt You in a Family Law Case?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

We are living in the age of the smart home, where we can use our remote and voice activated devices to control many aspects of our home. Whether it’s the temperature of our home, open our garage doors, change the TV channel, or even tell us when it’s time to purchase more milk, smart… Read More »

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How Do Hurricanes Impact Your Florida Custody Agreement?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida, and it is once again hurricane season! We prepare for them by securing insurance, procuring generators, stocking up on food and water, and boarding up our homes. Most Floridians do not even begin to consider their child custody agreements as part of their hurricane preparations, however… Read More »

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What Will the Court Consider in Determining Child Custody?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Determining custody of a child in a divorce is usually one of the most emotionally fraught parts of a divorce. Unfortunately, it is also a necessary part of a divorce, as it is important the child’s best interests be upheld and the best living arrangement possible for them to be provided. If you are… Read More »

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