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How to Adopt a Relative Child

How to Adopt a Relative Child

If you’re looking to adopt a child in your family—whether it be a sibling, niece, nephew, cousin, or grandchild—it’s important to consult with an attorney who has experience with this particular area of the law. Relative adoptions can be quite confusing, and the importance of retaining a qualified advocate to help guide you through the process can’t be overstated. With

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What Happens If the Custodial Parent Refuses Visitation?

What Happens If the Custodial Parent Refuses Visitation?

If your child’s other parent is preventing you from spending time with your child, you’re probably feeling incredibly frustrated, helpless, and unsure what to do next. Before getting into the next steps you should take, it’s important to note that Florida courts don’t use the terms “custody” and “visitation.” Instead, custody is referred to as “parental responsibility,” and visitation is

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How Is Child Support Calculated?

How Is Child Support Calculated?

In Florida, courts calculate child support based on a set of statutory guidelines, which take into account factors like each parent’s income, the time-sharing schedule, childcare costs, and health insurance costs. In some instances—such as when a child has ongoing medical expenses or income of his or her own—the courts will deviate from these guidelines. However, it’s rare that this

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How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage and there are children involved, you’ll need to sit down with them and explain what’s going to happen. Although you certainly shouldn’t share any details about what led to the divorce, you’ll still need to let them know that you and your spouse have chosen to go your separate

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Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

If you’re in the midst of a divorce, or if you’re considering whether a divorce might be the right option for you in the near future, you’re probably wondering who will get the house. The family home is usually one of the largest investments that a couple ever makes, so it’s not surprising that it would be at the forefront

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How to Nullify a Prenuptial Agreement

How to Nullify a Prenuptial Agreement

If you entered into a prenuptial agreement and you’re now seeking to nullify it, you should consider the terms of the agreement and the circumstances surrounding the signing of it. Like many states across the country, Florida uses the Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act (UPAA) to determine whether a prenuptial agreement can be enforced. A court will likely hold that your

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