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Tips on Maintaining a Time-Sharing Schedule

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In the state of Florida, child custody and visitation are lumped under the category of “time sharing,” which essentially boils down to both parents writing out a detailed plan for the time that a child spends with each parent. Depending on whether both parents were able to work together to formulate the plan, or… Read More »

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What Does a Judge Look at When Deciding Alimony?

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Alimony, or spousal support, is an aspect of law dealing with preventing unfair economic effects following a Florida divorce. Essentially, it prevents individuals who have lived a certain way for years during a marriage (or who gave up a career for the purposes of child-rearing) from being left high-and-dry with limited income and overwhelming… Read More »

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What are DCF Cases in Florida?

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In Florida, the DCF (Department of Children and Families) is an organization that specializes in fighting for the rights of children and families, those suffering mental disorders, as well as protecting victims of abuse. They offer hotlines, foster programs, help filing for government support, as well as connections to abuse homes and online abuse/neglect… Read More »

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Is Child Support Affected by Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence, defined as “physical, emotional, sexual, and/or financial abuse from one individual towards another” can have any number of drastic effects on household members. It can affect work performance, relationships with friends, behavior at school, and can even be used as a wedge on which to divide extended families in half. Even once… Read More »

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Reasons for Filing Injunctions

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An injunction is basically a restraining order, which demands that the person who the order was filed against stays away from the person who filed the order. Violating one of these civil injunction is a crime and those who violate them are subject to criminal penalties, including jail. In the state of Florida, victims… Read More »

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Does an Affair Affect Who Gets Child Custody?

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Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that the couple does not need a reason or to put fault on one spouse to get a divorce. All the couple needs to do is state that the marriage is broken beyond repair and they can proceed with the divorce. The state of Florida courts… Read More »

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Are There Exceptions to Florida’s No Fault Divorce Policy?

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Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning that either party can seek a divorce without having to prove any reason or fault in the marriage other than the fact that the spouses don’t want to be married anymore. This rule relieves the court from having to decide whose fault the broken marriage is… Read More »

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What Does Filing for a Motion for Default Mean

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A motion for default in a divorce case allows the person who filed the petition to ask the court to grant them petition when the other spouse failed to file an answer in court. Typically, in a divorce, the respondent answers the divorce petition by confirming or disputing the facts and terms set out…. Read More »

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Benefits of Having a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement

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People most often make prenuptial and postnuptial agreements so that in the event that they do need a divorce, it takes the confusion and retaliation out of the process. Divorces are stressful and sometimes messy, so having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement will take away a lot of the drama that comes with divorce…. Read More »

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Signs I Need a Divorce

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Deciding whether to get a divorce can be the most difficult decision you’ll have to make in your life. Everyone wants to try to make it work to some extent. You’ve built a life and a family together and no one wants to throw that away. But in some situations divorce is just better… Read More »

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