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What If I Need My Child Support Payments To Be Higher?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When child support payments are determined, during the divorce process, the incomes and assets of each person are analyzed along with the number of children being supported, potential future earnings, and the amount of time the children spend with each of their parents. The payments are designed to ensure the kids have what they… Read More »

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Custody Agreements And Moving Out Of Tampa

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are many reasons why people want to move during or after a divorce. Some people want to return to the area where they grew up, where they have more familial support, which may be a state other than Florida. Others have always wanted to live in another region and believe it is time… Read More »

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Failing To Make Court-Ordered Support Payments

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When parents divorce, it is common for a non-custodial parent to be ordered to make support payments. Florida court ordered payment amounts will depend on a few different factors, but the main component is the income and resources of the parents. If you were ordered to pay child support and you stop paying, you… Read More »

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When Is A Good Time To Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If you are contemplating a Florida divorce, you may be wondering when would be the best time to do so. Every situation has its own unique needs, so when to divorce will vary from family to family. For some, moving toward their future as soon as possible is desired. Others are weighing outside issues,… Read More »

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Building A Support System When A Marriage Ends

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

People who have been married for an extended period of time often have developed a support system that involves friends you share with your spouse, family members (even in-laws), and your spouse themselves. These are the people you have been turning to with daily issues and life-changing decisions. But divorce can upend your current… Read More »

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Making The Shift To Your Maiden Name (Or Not)

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Your name is an important part of who you are and how you identify yourself. After all, when you first meet someone you share your name with them. If the two of you become friends or coworkers, the person you just met will be calling you by that name for years to come. But… Read More »

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Tips For Choosing A FL Divorce Lawyer

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Choosing a Florida divorce attorney you can trust is essential. You want someone you are comfortable communicating with, so they understand your objectives and make sure your interests are spoken for throughout the process of creating a divorce agreement. You need a teammate, someone who is both compassionate when you are sharing your stories… Read More »

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Should I Talk To A FL Divorce Lawyer?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are many situations when it is beneficial to talk to a Florida divorce lawyer. For example, if you and your spouse will be separating, you can talk to an attorney about establishing a legal separation, which will outline custody arrangements and financial concerns while you and your spouse are living apart. Other couples… Read More »

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I Think My Spouse Is Intentionally Delaying Our Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

How long a divorce will take to finalize depends on a variety of factors. Some spouses are confident it is time to end the marriage and quickly move through the mediation process, negotiating the terms of asset division and other concerns. But in other situations, the process takes longer. Either because one or both… Read More »

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Divorce And Your Personal Credit Score

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Making the decision to end a marriage does not directly affect your credit score. After all, a credit score does not include information about whether an individual is married, separated, or single. But when you are navigating a divorce, it is important to keep in mind that there can be an impact on your… Read More »

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