What Is Needed to Justify a Stalking Injunction

Recent Florida Case Reveals What Is Needed to Justify a Stalking Injunction What evidence is needed to support a permanent injunction against stalking? This was precisely the question at issue in a recent case heard by the 1st District Court of Appeals. In the case of Pickett v. Copeland, the appellate court heard a case where […]

Suspended License for Failure to Pay Child Support

The federal government can suspend your drivers license for failure to pay court ordered child support. 

Health Insurance After Divorce

What happens to your health insurance after you divorce? 

Tax Intercept for Past Due Child Support

The Federal Government can intercept your tax return if you owe back child support. 

Child Support Arrearages

Damien discusses child support arrearages and other components of child support. 

Will the court provide an interpreter?

Will you be provided an interpreter during your court proceeding? 

Mental Health During Divorce

Tips on maintaining your mental health during a divorce. 

What is Hearsay?

What is hearsay in a Tampa divorce?

Are Communications With My Accountant Privileged?

Are discussions with my accountant confidential in a Tampa divorce? 

Is A Discussion with my Priest Confidential?

Is my priest confession confidential? 

3 Ways a Personal Injury Can Lead to Divorce

Can a personal injury accident really lead to a divorce from the person that you promised to love, honor, and cherish for the rest of your life?

Can I put my home up for sale during my divorce?

Why you are better off selling your house after your divorce.

I moved after my case is over. Do I need to notify the court?

It is important that you update your contact information.

Tips for A Successful Mediation

Preparation is the key to handling your mediation. 

We are not married but own property together. What are my legal rights?

For cohabiatated unwed couples, you have rights to take legal action on your property.

Top Three Things to Avoid When Going Through a Divorce: Part 1

Avoiding these actions will make your divorce easier.

How many times can I change my name?

Is there an allocated number of name changes allowed by the court?

I cursed in front of the judge, now what?

Put your emotions aside to avoid unnecessary consequences. 

What is a Psychosexual Evaluation and when will a judge order one?

In rare cases involving complex custody disputes, outside assistance may be required for a final judgement. 

Can I take my child’s cellphone away as punishment?

Is denying access to a child’s phone an act of discipline or an act of theft?

New GPS Apps Brings Electronic Evidence To The Forefront of Divorces

A recent Supreme Court case suggests that you may want to shy away from these new GPS apps offered through your hand held devices. 

Can My Child’s Last Name be Changed?

While name changes during dissolution cases can be easily petitioned, name changes for minors require more cause. 

Top 3 “Need to Knows” about The Spying Spouse

How to handle a spouse that is looking over your shoulder during your dissolution case. 

 

My ex-spouse quit before retirement age, can I still get a portion of the pension?

A recent court ruling finds that pensions awards may change if your ex-spouse experience a job change. 

Passports for Minor Children

Common questions regarding obtaining and handling a passport for your child. 

Should I file my divorce first?

It may be a better option for you to file first. 

I was just served, what do I do next?

Being handed divorce papers can leave individuals in an uncomfortable position. 

Common Questions Regarding Family Law – Part II

The frequently asked questions on family law. 

Common Questions Regarding Family Law – Part I

The most frequently asked questions on custody and timesharing. 

Be cautious of social media during a divorce

Social media and divorce do not mix. 

Middle aged and getting married? Here’s why you need a prenuptial agreement.

Prenuptial agreements can be created at any age. 

Three Tips for a Successful Deposition

Depositions do not have to be so scary. 

Can you record your spouse’s phone calls?

Spying on your spouse’s behavior should not be your method of obtaining evidence. 

Tampa military divorce
February 15, 2018 The McKinney Law Group

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 s
Divorce Lawyer Tampa
February 8, 2018 The McKinney Law Group

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 us
Tampa Divorce Attorney
January 23, 2018 The McKinney Law Group

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 physica
Tampa Divorce Lawyer
January 23, 2018 The McKinney Law Group

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
Tampa divorce attorney
January 8, 2018 The McKinney Law Group

Custody of Pets in Divorce

Custody of Pets in Divorce Traditionally, state family law across the country have treated domestic pets in divorce as personal property. For its part, Florida case law has treated pets as property a
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December 29, 2017 The Mckinney Law Group

What Can the Government Do to Help me Collect on Child Support?

When two parents are no longer together, they are still legally obligated to support their children. Even if the parents were never married, the law requires the parents provide for their offspring. I
Family law Tampa
December 23, 2017 The McKinney Law Group

What Are the Notice and Due Process Requirements for Child Support-Related Civil Contempt Motions?

What Are the Notice and Due Process Requirements for Child Support-Related Civil Contempt Motions? When a party is ordered to pay child support by a Florida court, willful disobedience and failing to
Tampa Divorce
December 23, 2017 The McKinney Law Group

Is Failing to Make Mortgage Payments Based on a Marital Settlement Agreement Grounds for Contempt?

Is Failing to Make Mortgage Payments Based on a Marital Settlement Agreement Grounds for Contempt? In Florida family law, parties are expected to obey court orders pertaining to child and spousal supp
Tampa Divorce Attorney
December 15, 2017 The McKinney Law Group

Start Fresh in the New Year: Why You Should File for Divorce in January

It seems that everywhere you turn during the month of December, you see a man down on one knee with a diamond ring in his hand. The holiday season is rife with romance and proposals, but January is th
Tampa Divorce Lawyer
November 29, 2017 The McKinney Law Group

Holiday Gift Guide for Divorced Parents

The holiday season is the most festive and memorable time of the year, but it can be a particularly tricky season to navigate after working with a Tampa divorce attorney and finalizing a divorce. As
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November 17, 2017 The McKinney Law Group

The Social Divorce: Social Media Etiquette for Ex-Spouses

In a world where everything has to be Facebook official and Insta-perfect, it can be difficult to navigate your social media realm after your divorce. As you work with your Tampa divorce attorney to f
Tampa Divorce Lawyer
November 17, 2017 The McKinney Law Group

Independent Travel: Fun Places to Go After Your Divorce

After you and your Tampa divorce lawyer have settled all of the arrangements for the divorce and the details have been finalized, you will likely be ready for a vacation. A divorce is a stressful peri

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