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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 […]

Divorce — Collaborative Style?

This past May, actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette finalized their divorce in a Los Angeles court. According to reports, they had no prenuptial agreement. In 2010, they separated after being married for more than 10 years. The couple officially filed for divorce two years later, initially both without lawyers. They requested joint custody over their […]

Ending “Death, Taxes and Alimony” in Florida?

Never-ending alimony is not merely the stuff of urban legend. Many people know somebody who was ordered by a court to pay alimony for a disproportionate amount of time. Florida is one of the few states in the nation that still sanctions “permanent alimony” — alimony that generally continues until one ex-spouse dies or the […]

What Are the Rights of Florida Grandparents?

Florida has one of the highest rates of grandchildren living in the homes of their grandparents. Even for the majority of children who live with their parents, studies show a much greater level of regular educational, day care and financial involvement by grandparents in recent years. In prior generations, grandparents received few visitation or custody […]

How Do You Avoid Tax Problems After a Divorce?

Divorce can deplete many of the assets you worked hard to acquire. Among the trickiest financial issues for people getting divorced are the tax implications — which almost always requires a consultation with an experienced lawyer and accountant. Those facing divorce have the following basic issues to consider: How to file. If you are still […]

How Do You Avoid Damaging Your Credit?

The decision to get divorced can place intense strain on the emotional and financial health of your family. Divorce can potentially damage your credit. Property can be divided pursuant to a divorce agreement, but joint debts may remain. Sometimes, an ex-spouse takes out credit on the other’s name. Your creditors are not obligated to abide […]

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