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How Do I Keep My Assets Separate in a Divorce?

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that during a divorce all the couple’s assets are divided in a fair manner. Division of assets only applies to shared assets (marital property). Some couples own property or maintain accounts separately that are not subject to division in a divorce. If you own assets that you […]

Supervised Visitation in Florida

When a parents’ separation or divorce is complicated by a history of physical or sexual abuse, intimate partner violence or substance abuse, the family court might order supervised visitation between a child and parent. The Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation, funded by Florida’s Department of Children and Families, serves as a source of information, training and […]

How to Acquire an Injunction of Protection

If you have been the victim of domestic abuse or are being threatened by your partner, the law can offer you some degree of protection from your abuser. Domestic violence includes physical assault, threat of violence, stalking, harassment and/or destruction of property. A family law attorney experienced in domestic abuse law can be essential in […]

Stepparent Adoption

In this age of blended families, Florida law allows stepparents to legally adopt their partner’s children in a fairly simple procedure. In most cases, this type of adoption can be completed in four months to a year. If you think stepparent adoption might be right for your family, there are some things you may need […]

Division of Assets in Florida

During a divorce, all the property and assets are divided into two categories: separate assets and marital assets. Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital assets, i.e., those assets acquired during the marriage, are divided in a way that the court deems to be fair. This does not necessarily mean that everything […]

Do Grandparents Have the Right to Visitation?

The right of grandparents to visit their grandchildren, without regard to the relationship of the grandparents to the children’s parents, has made a number of appearances in Florida courts over the last few years. In recent news, the mother of Michelle Parker, missing since November 2011, received news that the Florida House civil justice committee […]

Making Changes After Divorce

There is an old saying: if you want to change your fate, change your name, your profession and your location. If you are going through a divorce your fate has already begun to change.  As long as change is in the air, here are a few other things you can change in the process: Your […]

Dating After Divorce

Once your divorce is final, you might want to start dating. There is an abundance of advice available on this topic, often less than useful, so be wary. Most divorce attorneys would agree that it is inadvisable to date until your divorce has been finalized, at the very minimum. After that, you’ll know when you’re […]

What is School Refusal?

Also known as school phobia, school refusal is a situation in which a child misses a significant number of days of school and presents with vague physical symptoms. School refusal is often brought on by stress, and their parents’ divorce is one of the most common sources of stress in a child’s life. Many parents […]

Flying Between Parents — Unaccompanied Minors and Air Travel

Time-sharing arrangements can sometimes include air travel for children who have divorced parents that live a significant distance from one another. As flying becomes increasingly convenient, children who fly frequently with their parents can easily become accustomed to flying alone or with siblings. If your parenting plan includes sending your child to your ex by […]


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