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Mediation

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Before a contested divorce goes to trial (which in Florida is called the final hearing), mediation is required.  Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process which is presided over by an individual certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator to assist you and your spouse to resolve all of your differences. In [...]

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Child support means the amount of money paid by one parent to the other parent to help financially support a child or children of the marriage. Child support can be either temporary or permanent.  An award of temporary child support can be made as soon as a hearing before the judge can be held after [...]

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Relocation

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One of the most difficult and painful areas of divorce litigation occurs when either a husband or wife desires to relocate more than fifty (50) miles from his or her current residence for a period of sixty consecutive days or more. Parents can agree that relocation is in the best interest of their children and [...]

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Parenting Plans

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I can think of nothing more painful to a loving parent than to contemplate that he or she will not be able to spend time with his or her child every single day.  However, this is exactly what happens when parents divorce.  So, let’s talk about the laws in Florida regarding children today. Prior to [...]

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The threshold question that the court must consider in determining whether or not to award alimony is whether one spouse has a need for alimony and the other spouse has an ability to pay alimony. Once the court finds that one spouse has a need and the other spouse has the ability to pay, it [...]

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Domestic violence, especially domestic violence resulting in death, is a tragedy but it is a preventable tragedy. Your attorney must screen for domestic violence in your initial consultation, you must answer the screening questions honestly, and a safety plan must be developed. Part of the safety plan may be to obtain an order of protection. [...]

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