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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 […]

Making Virtual Visitation Part of Your Parenting Plan

In 2012, the State of Florida became one of six states to introduce legislature regarding virtual visitation, i.e., the creative use of modern tools of technology to enhance parenting time in cases of separation and divorce. According to the amended statute, a court can order electronic communication between a parent and child as part of […]

Not Flying Solo

At first glance, it may seem like a Hollywood script. You recently got divorced and believe you can start fresh by changing your scenery. Perhaps you are planning a long trip to an exotic locale. Maybe you are relocating cross-country for a new job or romance. However, unlike the protagonist in Eat, Pray, Love, you […]

What Happens in a High-Net-Worth Divorce?

The ongoing public divorce between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher highlights both the unique and typical issues that divorcing high-net-worth individuals face. The considerations of divorcing celebrities are unusual because of the amount of money at stake and the publicity. They are similar in that the adversarial divorce process can encourage vindictive behavior by spouses […]

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