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Florida Family Law: Recognizing Signs of Physical Abuse in a Child

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Physical abuse involving a child involves any “non-accidental” physical act by someone having care of the child. There is not always an intent to physically hurt a child, and some people may justify their behavior by claiming it to be a form of discipline. However, if the physical act is based on fear or… Read More »

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Reasons Your Florida Prenuptial Agreement Might be Invalid

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Prenuptial agreements can be a useful tool for couples when contemplating marriage, provided they are enforceable. They can establish financial rights and protect assets and businesses, but if they are not done correctly, you could find that what you thought was protected in case of divorce is now completely vulnerable. If you plan to… Read More »

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What Constitutes Child Neglect in Florida

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You might wrongly assume that child neglect is not as bad as child abuse, but the fact is, neglect is one type of child abuse. Florida Statutes Title XLVI Chapter 827.03(e) defines neglect as: When a caregiver fails or omits to give a child the necessary supervision, care, and services needed to maintain the… Read More »

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What is Considered Parental Kidnapping in Florida?

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The term parental kidnapping seems like it could be an oxymoron, but it is a real issue some parents have to contend with during a divorce or other related family law matter. While some parents do intentionally take their child without permission, there are other situations where one parent might be confused about visitation… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Child Support in Florida

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When parents are getting a divorce, or there is a pending custody battle, the court may award child support to one parent. This is payment from one parent to the other to assist with basic living necessities for the child. Necessities can include items like housing, water, electricity, and food. In the event you… Read More »

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Becoming a Guardian ad Litem in Florida

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When a child doesn’t have a parent looking out for their best interests and make important decisions, the court may need to appoint a guardian ad litem. This person is often a volunteer and serves as the child’s voice when dealing with social service agencies and in in-court appearances. A guardian ad litem might… Read More »

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Potential International Custody Issues in a Florida Divorce

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Florida is home to a diverse population, so it’s not inconceivable that one parent may try to leave the country with or without permission during or following a divorce. It’s also not uncommon to run into custody disputes because one parent keeps the child in another country past the agreed upon timeframe. With permanent… Read More »

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What are the Most Common Types of Elder Abuse?

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Experts estimate that while elder abuse only affects a small percentage of the population each year, less than one in 14 cases actually gets reported to law enforcement officials. Elder abuse is generally considered as abuse to someone over the age of 65. Elders may be more susceptible to abuse as they have often… Read More »

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What are Florida’s Laws on Spousal Privilege?

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You may have seen references to spousal privilege on television and assumed it was on-screen theatrics, but there is a valid legal theory that deals with privileged spousal communications and dictates when a spouse can testify against the other. There are situations in criminal and even family law where spousal privilege may or may… Read More »

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Can a Spouse Obtain Medical and Mental Health Records in Divorce and/or Child Custody Matters?

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The involvement of mental health professionals in Florida divorces is relatively common. Often times, they just receive a request, or even a subpoena, for records. However, if you’re concerned that your soon-to-be ex-spouse can just request all your medical and/or mental health records to use against you in the divorce, it’s not that simple…. Read More »

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