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What Can Be Used Against You in a Divorce?

What Can Be Used Against You in a Divorce?

Many divorcing spouses assume that because Florida is a no-fault state, their conduct won’t be considered during the proceedings. But that’s actually not the case. The no-fault rule simply means that the spouse filing for divorce doesn’t need to prove that the other spouse is responsible for the dissolution. But marital misconduct can still come into play when a judge

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How Many Marriages End in Divorce?

How Many Marriages End in Divorce?

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you may be feeling very alone right now. But the truth is that divorce is incredibly common, and certainly nothing to feel ashamed of. According to World Population Review, approximately 50% of married couples within the United States end up getting divorced. This rate increases with subsequent marriages—approximately 60% of second

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Can the Custodial Parent Waive Child Support?

Can the Custodial Parent Waive Child Support?

If you share a child with someone and the other parent has been ordered to pay child support, you may have considered waiving this obligation. Perhaps the other parent is struggling financially and has asked you if they can stop making payments. Or maybe they’ve promised to stop asking for time with your child if they don’t have to pay

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What Qualifies as Emergency Custody?

What Qualifies as Emergency Custody?

Are you concerned about how your child is being treated when they’re with their other parent? Is there a chance that the other parent might try to take your child out of the state against your wishes? Or, conversely, has the other parent threatened to file an emergency motion to alter your existing custody (parental responsibility) or visitation (time-sharing) arrangement?

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Child Custody & Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Custody & Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents everywhere have been faced with numerous questions regarding custody and visitation (in Florida, respectively referred to as “parental responsibility” and “time-sharing”). Do you need to follow the plan exactly as written? What happens if you, your child, or their other parent gets sick? How will remote learning affect the arrangement? Certain courts

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Is It Worth It to Get a Divorce Lawyer?

Is It Worth It to Get a Divorce Lawyer?

If you’re in the midst of a divorce, one of the questions on your mind is likely whether you should hire a divorce attorney. Divorce itself can impose quite a financial burden, so you’re probably looking to save money wherever you can, and attorney fees may seem like an easy expense to eliminate. Despite the additional costs associated with hiring

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The divorce and Family Law Attorneys at The Law Offices of Audrey A. Jefferis provide services in the following counties: Pasco County, Pinellas County, Hernando County and Hillsborough County. Let us help you today!