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Can A Parent Refuse Court Ordered Genetic Testing?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Establishing the paternity of a child is one of the best things for a family unit, providing benefits to the father, mother, and child. However, there are times when one parent does not wish to acknowledge paternity, and the court must intervene with an order for a genetic test to definitively prove the biological… Read More »

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How Does Additional Children Impact Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Both parents have an obligation to financially provide for their child, and when parents divorce or are no longer together the noncustodial parent, or parent that spends less physical time with the child, typically pays child support to the custodial parent for the child’s needs. One common question asked by custodial and noncustodial parents… Read More »

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What To Do If The Custodial Parent Refuses Visitation

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When a custodial parent refuses to let their child spend time with the noncustodial parent it can be a frustrating and stressful experience. In that situation, it can be difficult to know what your legal options are to enforce your visitation rights with your child. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III… Read More »

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What Details Belong In A Parenting Plan?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When minor children are involved in a Florida divorce, one of the most important documents created as part of the divorce settlement is the parenting plan. The parenting plan contains all of the details and information about how you and your soon-to-be former spouse will co-parent your child after the divorce. It is critical… Read More »

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How To Value A Business In A Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

For many couples, owning a business can cause substantial strain on a relationship, and if a couple decides to file for divorce the business is often one of the most substantial assets that must be split between spouses. Determining the proper value of a business is critical, and there are a few methods available… Read More »

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The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Determining issues like child support in a Florida divorce are rarely easy, but these issues can become even more complex when one parent moves out of state. Thankfully, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) allows for courts to enforce out-of -state child support orders to ensure that the child is properly supported regardless… Read More »

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What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are many issues that must be decided by the spouses before a divorce can be finalized, such as alimony, child support, and custody. However, over time the situation can change for one or both former spouses as well as their children that may necessitate a change in the original divorce decree. When asked… Read More »

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Do I Need My Ex’s Permission to Take My Child on Vacation?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most commonly asked questions by a parent is whether they need their ex’s permission to take their child on vacation after a divorce. Like most issues that come up during and after a Florida divorce, the answer is that it depends. Where you want to take your child, for how long,… Read More »

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What is Temporary Alimony?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If you and your spouse decide to file for divorce in Florida, one of the first requests that may be made divorce proceedings is a request for temporary alimony. Most people only think of spousal support payments being made after the divorce is final, but temporary alimony may be awarded to a spouse while… Read More »

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What is Bridge-the-Gap Alimony?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Getting divorced in Florida can be expensive, and transitioning from a dual to a single income household, or from a household where your spouse was the only breadwinner to supporting yourself financially, can feel overwhelming. In Florida, the law provides for a type of alimony known as bridge-the-gap spousal support to help with this… Read More »

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