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Do We Have Legal Options If My Child Was Harmed in a Juvenile Detention Center?

Family Lawyer There are few situations more heartbreaking for a parent than learning that your child has suffered harm at the hands of another. Sometimes, there is little to be done in situations like this. But other times, it is possible to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for the suffering a child has […]

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Why a Vocational Evaluation Is an Important Consideration for Florida Divorce

Although a vocational evaluation may sound like a concept solely concerned with job placement, it is actually a form of expert opinion that can greatly benefit your Florida divorce. Specifically, a vocational evaluation can help increase the amount of alimony a spouse receives. What Is a Vocational Evaluation? A vocational evaluation relies on an expert […]

How to Have a Happy Halloween After Your Divorce

Halloween is one of the less stressful holidays to deal with after divorce, because it doesn’t usually involve commitments with extended families or long formal dinners. It’s a fun, carefree and enjoyable holiday — for the young and the young at heart. While it may not be as chaotic as the holiday season in December, […]

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Can Florida Timesharing Orders Be Amended While an Appeal Is Pending?

In a family law appeal case heard by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, the court was tasked with deciding a case involving the appellate jurisdiction process of family law proceedings. Legal Overview of Duryea v. Bono In the case of Duryea v. Bono, 2D17-4314, 2D17-4422 (consolidated) (Fla. 2d DCA July 13, 2018), a Florida trial court issued […]

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What Happens When Parents Cannot Agree on a Child’s Education?

In a recent case that was heard by Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, two parents with shared parenting responsibilities could not come to an agreement on where their children should attend school. Parents With Shared Responsibility Could Not Agree on Where Their Children Should Attend School In Lane v. Lane, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1582 (Fla. […]

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Common Mistakes People Make on Divorce Paperwork

Family Law Lawyer Tampa, FL Divorce comes with a mountain of paperwork. This paperwork can be very tedious and tricky to fill out, especially if you don’t have a legal background. Many people struggle to fill out divorce documents correctly and may make mistakes that prolong the process. That’s why it’s in your best interest […]

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Time to End It? Why Summer is a Good Time to Get Divorced

Many would likely say that there’s no good time to get divorced, but people who are facing the need to dissolve a marriage may find that the summer months are preferable to other seasons throughout the year. After considering these reasons for a summertime divorce, you’ll likely be compelled to contact your Tampa divorce lawyer […]

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Florida Supreme Court Advances the Rights of Biological Fathers in Influential Case

A recent Florida Supreme Court Case decided in late June of 2018 is being hailed as a significant legal victory for the rights of biological fathers in the state. In the case of Simmonds v. Perkins, No. SC 1701963, 43 Florida Law Weekly S273 (June 28, 2018), Florida’s highest court considered whether biological fathers may […]

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How Divorce Can Affect Your Child’s Academic and Social Skills

It is no secret that divorce can cause a child’s life to completely flip upside down, as a Bloomington family lawyer knows only too well. Children who have divorced parents are actually twice as likely to repeat a grade in elementary school and around six times as likely to be expelled or suspended in middle […]

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How Does Adoption Affect Child Support Obligations?

Child support is generally known as the financial obligation of a non custodial biological parent until the child reaches the age of 18. While that is usually true, it also applies to children of adoptive parents. Now this is true regardless of the marital situation or the biological or adoptive status of the parents. For […]