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What is a True “Emergency” in Family Law Cases

Everyone believes their motion deserves the immediate attention and resolution by the Court.  Many self represented litigants and inexperienced attorneys believe that by filing an “Emergency Motion”, even if the issue is not a true emergency, they will receive that immediate attention and resolution. However, filing a Motion as an “Emergency” does not automatically get Read More

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Can I Get My Marriage Annulled?

Often parties in very short term marriages realize they made a mistake and want to have their marriage annulled. However, where a marriage is validly contracted it should not be dissolved other than by divorce, or by a decree of annulment supported by allegation and proof of recognized grounds for annulment of marriage.  Unlike, Dissolution Read More

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How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced?

For couples who are clear about their decision to divorce and do not share minor children, Florida offers a process for a simplified dissolution of marriage. This type of divorce can take as little as 30 days to complete and cost very little money. Do we qualify for a simplified dissolution of marriage?  If you wish Read More

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Vacation Planning For Divorced Families

Many of Florida’s divorced parents enjoy an equal or near-equal share of time with their children. A parenting plan should allow for parents to take their children on vacation with a bit of negotiation. When planning a vacation that involves extensive or international travel, it is a good idea to prepare well in advance, so Read More

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What Are Grounds For Divorce In Florida?

Despite the fact that nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, many couples are not versed in divorce law. There remains a notion that, if a marriage fails, one person must be legally at fault. Florida has joined the majority of states that now have a no-fault statute.   The two Read More

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What To Do If Your Divorce Turns Violent

Florida’s infamous George Zimmerman has recently been back in the news, this time not for alleged murder but for domestic troubles. Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie, are divorcing. A recent encounter led her to place a panicked call to 911 to request police intervention. While it is unclear as to precisely what happened between Read More

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How To Have A Successful Divorce Mediation

Every couple divorcing in Florida is required to have at least one session in mediation to resolve any contested issues. A mediator is a neutral third party who is trained to help couples resolve areas of conflict peacefully and to reach an agreement in the least hostile manner possible. Many couples choose to divorce through Read More

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Are you a Disney Dad?

The role of the divorced father has evolved over the last 20 years. In most modern divorces, both parents share in the responsibilities of parenting the children they share, if not equally then nearly so. Florida modified the language of its divorce-related statutes to reflect the change in philosophy — from custody to time-sharing.  The Read More

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Tips For The Handoff — Easing A Child’s Transition Between Parents

Florida’s approach to the management of children after divorce is clearly reflected in the language of the related statutes. The concept of time-sharing replaced custody a few years ago with the intention of equalizing parents in their post-divorce child-rearing responsibilities. These days, it is not uncommon for children to divide their time equally between their Read More

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Can I Prevent My Ex-spouse from Moving Far Away with the Children after Divorce?

Parents with primary residency cannot simply move out of range of the other parent or anyone who has time sharing or other rights to the children. However, you need to take quick action to object if your ex-spouse files a petition for relocation. You cannot typically prevent your ex from moving, but Boca Raton parental Read More

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