Blog Posts in 2016

How to Create a Holiday Visitation Schedule

Creating a child visitation schedule takes time and effort, but it pays off. A reliable child custody schedule prevents any confusion between parents and children about visitation times and other ...
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How to Cope with Divorce during the Holidays

Coping with divorce is hard enough as it is; however, the ordeal is more magnified during the holiday season. This time of year serves as a constant reminder of festive, merrier times in contrast by ...
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The Reasons for Unequal Division

We are often asked if a spouse will be able to get back the money they invested into their home, in addition to half the equity of the home’s value. Unless you can prove that your spouse did not ...
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How to File a Restraining Order for Domestic Violence

During the holidays, alcohol and drug consumption increases. Much of this could be attributed to the partying and celebration that accompany the holidays, but victims of domestic violence know that ...
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Disadvantages of DIY Divorce

It’s no secret that divorce can be expensive, which is why many people attempt to file for divorce without the legal assistance of a qualified divorce attorney – especially those couples ...
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Timesharing in Florida and Parental Responsibility

Florida child custody laws require specific provisions and allocations to be included in each final order for child custody. These provisions pertain to the child’s upbringing, the child’s ...
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What is Contempt?

When it comes to a divorce, there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...
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Dealing with Divorce in Your 20's

Studies have shown that the younger a person marries, the more likely it is the marriage ends in divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 60% of marriages for couples between ...
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Tips for Single Parents Going Back To School

Returning to college and pursuing your degree as an adult can be challenging, especially if you are a single parent. However, despite the difficulty of the task, accomplishing your educational goals ...
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Why Couples Over 50 Are Divorcing

Evidence shows humans are living longer lives today than any other generation before. According to a recent census statistic, the average lifespan of a man is about 77 years, while women are living ...
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3 Things You Should Do Before Filing for a Divorce

Often couples considering divorce approach the process by making several of their decisions based on emotion. As experienced Ocala divorce attorneys, we have seen our fair share of acrimonious ...
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Requirements for Modifying Child Support in FL

According to Florida family law, child support is always modifiable if the change would be at least $50 or 15% (whichever is greater). However, a “substantial change of circumstances” ...
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Retirement Plan Division in Florida Divorce

Division of martial property and assets accumulated during the course of the marriage is part of any divorce in Florida. Retirement accounts and pensions are also included in the division proceedings. ...
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Enforcing Child Support in Florida

When parents divorce, the noncustodial parent is ordered to pay money to the custodial parent in order to support their child or children. However, there are occasions where the noncustodial parent ...
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Requesting a Name Change After Divorce

The decision to change your name back after a divorce is a person preference. For some, choosing to keep their name is made mainly out of convenience. They don’t want to go through the process ...
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Collaborative Divorce Versus Mediation

When it comes to divorce, you do not have to choose the courtroom first to settle the matters. There are a variety of options that can help you settle your divorce matter and resolve any disputes, ...
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Advantages of Prenuptial Agreements

When a couple exchanges their vows and get married, they hope the union will last for eternity. However, roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Due to the staggering ...
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Best Interests of the Child Factors in Florida

When divorcing parents enter court to determine child custody arrangements, judges in Florida will examine the best interests of the child in order to come to a decision. While the state law ...
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What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

In Florida, alimony is paid by one spouse or another, to ensure that receiving spouse is not left disadvantaged following a divorce. Generally, the courts will ask that the spouse with the higher ...
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How to Enforce Court Orders

Is your ex is refusing to comply with the court orders? Whether you have had the terms of your divorce finalized in courts or have requested relief for a matter such as child support, your ex is bound ...
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