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03
Oct

Reasons for Continuance in Family Court

Family court cases are notoriously stressful. After all, there’s so much riding on the outcome. The decisions made during a court case on divorce, custody, or asset division can impact your relationships with your children and your financial security for years to come. They can also be quite complex. There may be several mitigating factors to consider or disagreements between you and your former spouse. As difficult as the process may be, it’s also vital for you to be actively involved. If you’re less present than your ex, or you haven’t chosen an attorney experienced in representing men in Florida, the judge may be more inclined to rule in your ex’s favor. However, attending the schedule ...

31
Jul

Parenting During the “Back to School” Phase

The Importance of a Stable Living Schedule for Kids It’s “Back to School” for our children and while this time of year presents a transition for everyone, it also presents shifts in parenting responsibilities, especially for parents who live in different household and have time-sharing responsibilities for their children. Whether the children are young and starting school for the first time, or older and resuming their school life, there are new schedules, new teachers, and new opportunities for extracurricular activities, sports participation, and a variety of other activities that will need to be addressed. If you are a Dad living apart from your child or their mother, keep in mind how i ...

24
Jun

What Does “Equitable Distribution” Mean in a Florida Divorce?

What Does “Equitable Distribution” Mean? If you are beginning the divorce process in the state of Florida, you certainly have questions about how the division of assets and liabilities from your marriage will be handled. Florida operates under the laws of “equitable distribution” as the way that spouses divide their property and debts in a divorce. Equitable distribution means “fair” division, but does not necessarily mean “equal” division. While it may be possible for the parties involved in the divorce to come to a mutually-acceptable agreement about how assets and liabilities will be divided, in many cases, when an agreement can’t be reached, a judge will step in. Unfortunately, this of ...

28
May

Co-Parenting and Time-Sharing: Tips for Summer Break

The Burden is on the Parent Seeking the Modification The long awaited summer break is almost upon us, and while children and parents look forward to this time of year, it can add a bit of stress as daily routines and parenting time schedules are not quite as predictable. For a number of families, summer break might mean long distance time-sharing and that the children may be away from one of the parents for a longer period of time. This can create anxiety for children who are not used to spending time out of their normal surroundings or away from a parent. Some parenting plans are more detailed about coordinating time-sharing during school breaks and holidays. It’s a good thing to have ...

12
Apr

Should You Date While Divorcing?

Each Situation is Unique, But Generally We Advise Against It This is a frequent question we receive from our clients. Since the circumstances surrounding each divorce are always so different, it is tough to answer definitively. However, taking into account all of the different scenarios we have encountered that include a third or even fourth party’s involvement, In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers generally advises that during your divorce process you exercise a degree of caution and restraint with regard to dating. Even if you think the separation is amicable, most likely there are still unsettled emotions involved and you don’t know for sure how your wife will react. The last thing ...

16
Mar

How to Be the Best Dad You Can Be

Be the Best Dad You Can Be First of all, try not to agonize over how divorce will affect your children. There are many ways that you, as a dad, can help ease this transition. Being a positive role model is one of the most important things that you can do for your children, and while not always easy to do each and every day, especially during a challenging divorce, the results in the end are well worth it. If you're a father dealing with divorce, remember that you are needed by your children now more than ever. Traps to Avoid Make every effort to maintain healthy relationships with your children and try to continue to parent as you always have. Even though you will face hard conversatio ...

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