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Can My Ex Hire an Attorney I've Consulted With Previously?

Your attorney is your most powerful resource in any Florida family law case. They’ll provide you with legal advice, help you formulate the right strategy for your situation, represent you in court, and guide you through challenging experiences. Naturally, it’s in your best interests to work with the professional that’s right for you. It may be the case that in your quest to find the right attorney, you’ve previously consulted with other law firms before connecting with your current representation. This is perfectly normal—the other attorney may not have the experience you hoped for or perhaps even your personalities didn’t quite mesh. However, what happen ...


The Process of Terminating Parental Rights in Florida

Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences many people have. In the best case scenarios, you get to build a loving relationship with your child that enriches you both. Unfortunately, this isn’t a simple matter for all parents. Circumstances can occasionally arise that disrupts the parent-child relationship to the extent that legal processes have been set in place to formally end it. You might be facing the process of terminating parental rights in Florida for a number of reasons. It may be the case that your former partner is actively harming your shared children. You might personally be defending against this type of case as a result of accusations made by your ex or ...


Separation vs Divorce: What Are the Legal Differences?

Regardless of which situation you're in, both separation and divorce present emotional and legal challenges. The distinctions between these two paths are important to understand for anyone contemplating changes in their marital status.  Understanding Legal Separation Legal separation, a concept often misunderstood, allows couples to live apart while remaining legally married. Florida, however, does not formally recognize legal separation in the same way some other states do. Instead, couples may enter into a separation agreement that outlines the division of assets, responsibilities for debts, and arrangements for child support and custody. This agreement serves as a private cont ...


Can a Prenup Limit or Waive Alimony?

In recent years, prenuptial agreements have surged in popularity among couples, transcending their traditional association with the wealthy elite. These "prenups," serve as a proactive measure for couples to outline the division of their assets, debts, and specify alimony arrangements in the unfortunate event of a divorce. As marriages evolve, so does the understanding that while love binds people together, financial clarity and legal foresight can safeguard their future, should the path of marriage diverge. Understanding Prenuptial Agreements in Florida Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, while similar in their objectives, are distinguished by their timing. A prenuptial agree ...


What Happens When Your Spouse Dies and You Have a Prenup?

Prenuptial agreements are an increasingly common part of people’s marriages today. This isn’t just applicable to those with huge financial assets, either. Couples with relatively modest means are still using these agreements to protect their individual assets. That said, one of the mistakes people make is in thinking that the terms of a prenup only apply to circumstances such as divorce or infidelity. But this isn’t the only way you might be impacted by the agreement. For instance, what happens when your spouse dies and you have a prenup? Certainly the death of your spouse isn’t something particularly pleasant to think about. Yet, painful as such an event will be, th ...


Can a Parent Lose Custody for False Accusations?

Custody can be a quite challenging subject both in the immediate aftermath of a divorce and in the years following. Certainly, the aim is to reach an arrangement that is in the child’s best interests and fair for both parents. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough for some parents, and they may resort to leveling false accusations against the other parent. This may be in an attempt to manipulate custody arrangements or to smear the other’s reputation as “punishment” for the divorce. If the accusing parent is found to be acting falsely, there can be significant consequences. But, can a parent lose custody for false accusations? Well, yes, in Florida that can be one o ...


Military Divorce Checklist: How to Prepare

Preparation is useful in any divorce scenario. After all, the more information you have at your disposal, the easier it can be to navigate the challenges of the situation. Good prep is particularly vital, though, if you’re facing a divorce where one or both parties are active service members of the military. This is because there's an added level of complexity involved, with difficulties surrounding aspects such as residence, custody, and even division of assets. As a man going through a divorce in Florida, you also want to make certain that you are not unfairly treated by the family courts either as a result of your commitment to military service or because your spouse has more resources ...

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