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When Divorced Parents Disagree on Medical Decisions

Parents who are raising children together often find they disagree on critical decisions regarding the lives and health of their kids. When these parents divorce, they must find creative solutions for preserving their child’s best interest and keeping the channels of communication open. When a child’s health and well-being are at issue, this process can […]

Do I Need a Restraining Order?

When a separation or divorce becomes volatile with the potential for a violent confrontation, you might need a restraining order. A restraining order prohibits the person who is threatening you or your children from approaching or contacting you. What can a restraining order do? If someone is threatening you with physical harm, you can ask […]

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 […]


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