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Make Legal Arrangements Before Attempting Parental Relocation

Even if you are the non-custodial parent, any time that you move away from your child, especially out of state, it is advisable to either get or keep an attorney on retainer. Why? There are several ...
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Your Property and the Laws of Equitable Distribution

Although division of property can be a difficult process during divorce proceedings, the rule of thumb is for equitable distribution, where property acquired during the course of the marriage is split ...
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Paying Support for a Child that is Not Yours?

What happens when you have been faithfully paying child support for years only to learn that the child is not yours? This is a difficult situation but, with the help of a Jacksonville family law ...
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The Advantages of Paying Alimony

When most people hear the word alimony, they cringe - especially if it is the person being asked to pay it. However, there are reasons why you might want to pay alimony. To start, alimony is viewed ...
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Understanding Joint Physical Custody

If you are dealing with a child custody case, you will need to familiarize yourself with the different types of custody that the court can grant you. One popular type of custody is joint physical ...
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Creating a Feasible Parenting Plan

Since each family is different the court cannot provide you with a predetermined parenting plan that will fit your needs. When parents decide to separate it is important to create an ...
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Communicating with Your Divorce Lawyer

It is important to establish a work relationship with your divorce lawyer if you are to make the most out of his/her counsel. One common complaint that clients have is their inability to reach their ...
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Cohabitation Agreements are Beneficial

Even if you are not married to your partner, the law has recently seen benefits being granted to partners regarding cohabitation issues that have not been seen before. Some courts are recognizing the ...
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New York Approves No-Fault Divorce

New York has finally agreed to allow marital unions to end in no-fault divorce. It is the last state in the country to allow no-fault divorce as justifiable grounds for termination of marriage. While ...
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What Property is Considered Marital in Florida?

The state of Florida follows the laws of equitable distribution during divorce and legal separation proceedings. Under equitable distribution, property is either considered separate or marital. The ...
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Hollywood Divorces Aren't Easy

It is a well-known fact that in Hollywood, divorces can be quite messy and even dramatic. One example of this is Cheryl Hines recent termination of her marriage. In an interview, Hines commented on ...
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Failure to Pay Alimony

Any time a person is awarded alimony or spousal support and his/her spouse fails to pay in full or on time, the person may take several courses of action. First, the person may contact the ...
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Why is Establishing Paternity Important?

There are several reasons people may wish to establish paternity of children. First, a man who is allegedly the father of a child may wish to establish paternity or request DNA testing to obtain child ...
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The Paternity Acknowledgement Form (PAF)

In an attempt to make it easy for the child support division to increase collections, the Paternity Acknowledgement Form (PAF) was created. The form is also known as Declaration of paternity and ...
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The Cost of Divorce Always Varies

In 2008, in a study published by David Hoffman the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law's Journal of Dispute Resolution showed that there is a drastic difference between the cost of ...
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How Will Alimony Impact Your Taxes?

If you are paying alimony in the state of Florida, you may have questions about how your payments will impact your taxes. In Florida, alimony is a tax deductible expense, which means you can claim ...
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Requesting Child Support Modification

In the state of Florida, when a child support order is issued by the court, the amount of support that is to be paid is based upon 1) the needs of the child and 2) the income of both parents. Often ...
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Creating a Legally Binding Marital Agreement

More and more people are choosing to draft marital agreements in the United States to protect their assets and to ensure that important decisions are mutually agreed upon. However, people must ...
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How are Child Support Awards Determined?

In the state of Florida, a child support order tells a parent exactly what he or she must do to support his or her child. The amount of the child support order that is awarded will always be based ...
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Transitioning After Divorce

Divorce can be life altering for many people. When a couple is married, they get into a routine and take control of differing responsibilities. However, when the relationship comes to an end, spouses ...
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What is a Parenting Plan?

Anytime a couple decides to separate or divorce and children are involved, the parents will have to create what is called a "parenting plan". Essentially, a parenting plan is an agreement ...
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The Difference between Equal and Equitable Distribution

When it comes to property distribution, states will either distribute marital property equally or equitably. The state of Florida happens to be an equitable distribution state, which means that: ...
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Signs of Divorce - Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer

More often than not, before couples decide to part ways, there are obvious signs that divorce is on the horizon. Below, some common signs of divorce are identified: One or both spouses frequently ...
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How is Alimony Paid?

After alimony has been awarded to a dependant spouse, the independent spouse will be responsible for making scheduled payments. Depending on the court's orders, independent spouses may have to ...
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Penalties for Child Support Contempt

In the state of Florida, if a non-custodial fails to meet his/her child support obligations, he/she can face numerous consequences. This is due to the fact that the state has strict enforcement laws ...
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