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What is the Baker Act and How does it Affect Family Law Matters?

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The Baker Act refers to a Florida law that provides emergency mental health services and temporary detention for someone who is struggling with and / or impaired due to mental illness, and he or she is unable to determine what is needed for treatment. The name refers to the former Florida State Representative from… Read More »

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Differences Between Guardianships and Conservatorships in Florida

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Some people use guardianships and conservatorships interchangeably, but they are different. When a person is incapacitated due to mental illness, disability, or injury, family members can petition the court for guardianship and/or conservatorship. When the judge appoints someone, they are granted certain rights on behalf of the ward, the legal term used to designate… Read More »

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Drafting a Surrogacy Agreement in Florida

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Drafting a surrogacy agreement is one of the more challenging areas of reproductive law as the rules and requirements can vary depending on what state you’re in. Some states like Virginia are on the more restrictive side of the law while California is one of the less restrictive ones. Florida lies in the middle,… Read More »

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How Does the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act Impact Family Law Matters in Florida?

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The Service Members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law that provides active duty military personnel with the ability to postpone various court proceedings. SCRA is covered in detail at 50 U.S.C. App 501-597b, and because it’s a federal law, states like Florida are bound by its provisions. What is the SCRA? The… Read More »

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How Social Media Plays a Role in Your Florida Divorce

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Nearly everyone you meet utilizes some form of social media, making it pretty easy to find out private details of someone else’s life. Some people keep their profiles extremely private, while others post about every minute detail of their daily life. No matter how you utilize social media, it’s important to understand how it… Read More »

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Does Adultery Affects Divorce in Florida?

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Your spouse has been cheating on you and you want to file for divorce. It’s a common scenario and many people want to know how adultery will affect their divorce in Florida. Because Florida is a “no-fault” state, it means any person can petition the court for a divorce without any specific cause. The… Read More »

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Can You File for Annulment in Florida?

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Can You File for Annulment in Florida? Yes, Florida allows for marriages to be annulled in some instances. Before you run out with plans to have your marriage annulled, though, it’s important to understand what an annulment is and how it differs from divorce, as well as the procedure for requesting an annulment. In… Read More »

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What Constitutes Marriage Immigration Fraud in Florida?

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It probably comes as no surprise that there are some U.S. citizens who are selling the promise of marriage to a foreign national in exchange for a visa so he or she can immigrate to the United States or remain in the country. When a non-resident individual enters into a marriage solely for immigration… Read More »

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7 Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney in Florida

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Family law attorneys are great at handling a variety of legal issues, outside of just divorce matters. In many instances, a family law attorney can be your best friend. Situations where retaining a skilled Florida family law attorney is important include: Prenuptial and Post-Marital Agreements  If you’re getting married and considering a prenuptial agreement,… Read More »

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Making and Receiving Child Support Payments through Florida’s State Disbursement Unit

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The Florida State Disbursement Unit, also known as the FLSDU, receives and sends out child support payments. Congress requires that all child support payments, no matter what state, must be made through centralized disbursement centers.  This simplifies the process, and provides accountability and a single point of contact for everyone involved in the process…. Read More »

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