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Tag Archives: Florida Family Law Attorneys

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Preparing for Your Divorce Hearing

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The idea of having a divorce hearing and potentially needing to testify scares some people more than the prospect of starting over after years of marriage. If you are nervous about your upcoming divorce hearing, you aren’t alone. If you want to make it through your upcoming hearing with ease, it’s best to be… Read More »

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The Use of No Contact Orders in Florida Domestic Violence Cases

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The courts in Florida often issue a no contact order in a criminal matter that involves domestic violence, assault, battery, or any other crime where the court is concerned a victim may be threatened or at risk for continued violence. What is a No Contact Order? The no contact order is utilized before the… Read More »

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Stalking Laws in Florida

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In Florida, the act of stalking is defined as “willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following, harassing or cyberstalking” another person. A stalker’s behavior can consist of many different things, including following someone or repeatedly contacting them through various electronic means like texts, calls, or e-mail. Stalking behaviors can include sending letters, leaving notes, or sending… Read More »

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Rights of Unmarried Couples in Florida

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While some people decide to marry in their relationship, other couples decide marriage is not the right path for them. Unfortunately, this means they also have very few rights in Florida, unless they have children together. In previous times, one of the main reasons couples did not marry is because they were same-sex couples… Read More »

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Can you File for Separation in Florida?

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Is there such a thing as a legal separation in Florida? There is nothing in the Florida statutes that provides for a legal separation such as what you find in some other states. However, couples can separate, and the courts can formalize it in some ways. Some couples find themselves in a marriage that… Read More »

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4 Mistakes People Make During a Divorce

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Unfortunately, divorce tends to bring out the worst in people. It’s not necessarily surprising given that your entire life is in disarray and you’re likely arguing with someone you once loved over assets, right down to trivial things like who gets the kitchen blender. Emotions are running high, and we don’t always think with… Read More »

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Cyberstalking As Domestic Violence In Florida

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Domestic violence is a serious problem in many relationships, and many spouses consider filing for divorce because they are the victims of abuse. According to a Forbes article, in one year, domestic violence call centers received 28,000 calls daily from victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, this number is probably only a small fraction of… Read More »

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Can a Stepparent Adopt a Child in Florida?

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It is common for a single parent to want his or her significant other to adopt their child and take on the role of “Mom” or “Dad,” especially when the child’s other parent plays little to no role in the child’s life. In Florida, a stepparent has the right to adopt a child so… Read More »

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Postnuptial Agreement: What is It, and Will It Protect You in a Divorce?

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Most people have heard of a prenuptial agreement, which is an agreement that two people sign before they get married that sets out the rights and obligations of each party in the event of a divorce, death, and throughout the marriage. A postnuptial agreement is exactly the same as a prenuptial, except that the… Read More »

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