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Can a Parent Who Violates a Court Order to Baptize a Child Be Sentenced to Jail?

Can a Parent Who Violates a Court Order to Baptize a Child Be Sentenced to Jail? For most parents living in the United States, the First Amendment protects both a parent’s right to freedom of religion as well as the right to raise a child according to preferred religious values. However, these constitutionally protected rights […]

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What Happens When You Violate a Custody Order?

Custody orders are entered by judges to set rules about parenting and decision-making.  Sometimes these orders are the result of a hearing where the judge listens to the parties and witnesses and takes evidence.  In these cases, the judge will make findings of fact and conclusions of law and enter a detailed order. The judge’s […]

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Military Divorce: What You Need to Know

A marriage in which one or both partners is a member of military is unique in many ways. While most civilians are able to make their marriages and their families a top priority, a military family must always put their country first. This can put stress on a marriage, which can be difficult to overcome. […]

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Where You File for Divorce Is Especially Important for Florida Military Spouses

Where You File for Divorce Is Especially Important for Florida Military Spouses As a general rule, Florida spouses can only file for divorce in Florida, the state in which they live. Unlike civilian spouses, military spouses tend to have options on where to file for divorce. For example, suppose a military couple was married in […]

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The Legal Complexity of Interpreting Emojis

The Legal Complexity of Interpreting Emojis For most people, emojis are a fun and clever way of expressing oneself via text messages, social media or email. From a legal vantage point, however, the use of emojis can raise head-scratching legal questions as to an emoji user’s intended meaning. From a simple winking emoji to an angry […]

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Florida Lawmakers Considering a Mandatory Marriage Guide for Couples

Florida Lawmakers Considering a Mandatory Marriage Guide for Couples It is likely fair to say that most couples seek advice from close friends, family or respected peers before tying the knot with a partner. Even so, voluntarily seeking out advice from respected individuals is a far cry from a legal mandate requiring couples to read […]

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Self Care During A Divorce

As you are sifting through your divorce documents with your divorce lawyer, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the logistics of finalizing your divorce. Divorce can take its toll on you both physically and mentally, so it’s imperative that you schedule time during this stressful period to take care of yourself. Self Care and Divorce […]

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Digital Spying in Divorce Cases

Digital Spying in Divorce Cases Most modern divorce law across the United States is rooted in the notion of no-fault divorce, a legal concept dating back to the 1970s. As such, it is fair to say that a substantive portion of no-fault divorce law could not possibly have considered the role modern technology like the […]

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Counseling and Child Custody

Often times, parents will come to counseling with their children because they have made the decision to separate or proceed with a divorce against their partner. They usually are consumed with the fear that they are traumatizing their children by breaking up the family. It is true that even the most well-adjusted kids can experience […]

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How the New Tax Overhaul Impacts your Alimony

How the New Tax Overhaul Removes the Alimony Deduction Irrespective of your political persuasion, it is an inescapable fact that the GOP’s tax overhaul is the largest tax reform in a generation. As with any sweeping change to the federal tax code, the recent changes usher in sweeping reforms that have significant ramifications for most taxpayers. […]