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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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Virtual Visitation And Parenting From A Distance

The world is getting smaller every day as the tools for communication become faster, cheaper and more accessible. Florida was among the first states to introduce virtual or electronic visitation for prisoners, and now is among those states to address this method of communication with parents who live at a distance from their children.  What Read More

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Do I Need to Attend All Mediation Negotiations to Settle My Divorce in Florida?

When you choose divorce mediation, your future and the futures of your children depend on the results of the negotiations. While Florida law has provisions that allow you to give permission for others to act on your behalf, most divorce mediation lawyers strongly discourage this practice. Rare circumstances may prevent you from making your own Read More

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Can I Lose My Personal Property in a Divorce Settlement?

Many married couples tend to pool their financial resources, including funds they earned before they walked down the aisle. While co-mingling assets is an easy way to help marriages get off to a good financial start, this practice is just one way you can lose your personal property in a divorce settlement. Experienced lawyers work Read More

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Can Parents Effectively Share Custody When Living in Different States?

Parents can generally expect additional challenges when raising children from separate homes while sharing custody. The ages and unique personalities of the children come into play when a long distance separates their parents. While Florida courts typically discourage parents from sharing physical custody while living in different states, children can do well with a good Read More

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