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How to prepare for your divorce consultation

If you have a divorce consultation scheduled with an attorney, and you want to be prepared for the consult, here are 3 tips to consider: KNOW THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE The attorney will ask you some questions about your marriage in order to properly give you advice. You should know at the very least, the date of marriage, date of separation, years of marriage, and income for both parties.  If you do not remember Read More

3 Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Florida

As the biological father of a child, you may not have thought about whether paternity has been established. Although it may seem unnecessary when you and the mother both know you are the father, you still want to notify the state that you are the father for several reasons. Here are the top three benefits of establishing paternity in Florida. 1. Parental rights to your child. One of the top perks of Read More

5 Tips for Helping Your Children Adjust to Life Following Divorce

A divorce doesn’t just impact the husband and wife who are splitting up, but also all the surrounding people. Perhaps more than anyone else, a divorce is going to have an impact on the children. In the time during and immediately following a divorce, it is important to do everything you can to help them adjust and adapt so both they, and you, can move forward with what will become your ‘new normal’ way of living. Read More

Considering Divorce? Make Sure Your Finances Are Ready!

Soon after you decide to file for a divorce or learn that your spouse is filing for a divorce, you need to start financially planning for it. Although this isn’t the automatic first step that people think of regarding divorce, it should be. By taking the time to financially prepare early in the divorce process, you can save yourself time and money in the future. Here’s what you should do in order to become Read More

4 Common Myths About Misdemeanors

Being charged with a crime of any sort is a big deal. For some reason, however, our culture has a different opinion. If you have been charged with a felony, you immediately know you are in serious trouble and need a lawyer. On the other hand, people who have been charged with a misdemeanor tend to think that it’s not a big deal. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are four common myths about misdemeanors Read More

Understanding Quit Claim Deeds

When you are wanting to transfer ownership of a property or piece of real estate quickly, you might think about using a quit claim deed. Although this is not a great idea for real estate sales, it can be very handy in several situations. Here’s more about quit claim deeds and when you should use them. What Is a Quit Claim Deed? A quit claim deed, which is also sometimes called a quick claim deed, is a written Read More

It’s Never too Early to Start Estate Planning!

It’s an unpleasant thought, but death or disability can happen at any time. There’s no way to predict the future, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. To ensure that you place the least amount of stress on your loved ones as possible, create an estate plan now. Here are 4 reasons why it’s never too early to start estate planning.   No one wants state laws to determine how their assets are divided. If you die Read More

Understanding Florida Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal support, can be one of the most contentious points in a divorce settlement. Knowing what you are entitled to and how much your support payments will be is an important first step toward moving on from the divorce and starting a new life. In this blog, we will cover what you need to know about Florida alimony. Are you entitled to alimony? Although it may feel punitive to the Read More

Mediation Explained

Many people are not aware that there is another option to litigation--mediation. Although mediation may not be appropriate for every case, there are many cases that would benefit from mediation for a number of reasons. Here’s more information about mediation and how to decide if it would benefit you. What Is Mediation? Mediation is a negotiation process between you and the opposing party outside of a courtroom. Read More

Did You Get Served? Here’s What to Do Next

Your doorbell rings. When you answer it, a stranger serves you papers. Your stomach drops. Whether you’re being served court or divorce papers, you’re now in a very stressful situation. What should you do? Read below to find out the first four steps you should take when you’ve been served. Pay attention Immediately after you recover from the shock of being served, take a moment to jot down all the Read More

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