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Alternatives to “Going to Court”… Exactly What is Mediation?

Alternatives to “Going to Court”… Exactly What is Mediation?

Litigation, which means going to court and allowing a judge to decide matters in your divorce, is incredibly expensive, time consuming and exhausting.  It is commonplace to spend tens of thousands of dollars and several years in the litigation process. There are no guarantees that the outcome of a litigated case will be favorable to anyone.  In most cases, the

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Practical Ideas to Ease Your Suffering Through a Divorce

Practical Ideas to Ease Your Suffering Through a Divorce

I am an attorney, not a psychologist or a counselor. I am a big proponent of professional therapy for almost everyone going through a divorce. The disappointment, anger, anxiety and other feelings are things that very few of us have the natural ability to manage without the advice and assistance of a professional. Whether you hire a therapist or not,

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The Way You Communicate with Your Spouse Is Important

The Way You Communicate with Your Spouse Is Important

Emails, posts on Facebook, tweets, texts and even comments made on social media are often used as evidence in court.   The way you communicate during your divorce can make or break your case.   Here are a few ground rules to help: 1. Don’t post comments about your divorce on any social media site.  There is no exception to this rule. 

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Collaborative Divorce: The Better Way

Collaborative Divorce: The Better Way

It may seem counter intuitive to collaborate with your spouse during a divorce.  After all, most of us are so angry, so hurt, so disappointed that all out “war” seems the only way to get want we want or need.  We often think of the other party as the enemy and our attorneys as our warriors who will lead us

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When does a child get to choose?

When does a child get to choose?

This is a frequent question when people call our office for information. Often children express the desire to live with one parent over the other parent. As you might expect, this issue frequently occurs with teenagers and children on the brink of chronological adulthood. Parents who have had the child in their care are typically concerned that they will lose

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Tips for Divorcing Parents in Florida

DONT CONFIDE IN YOUR CHILD Don’t  confide in your child about the details of your divorce.  No matter how seemingly mature your child is or how much you think he or she “needs to know” what’s going on, DON’T DO IT.  Get a counselor, call a friend, or talk to a complete stranger if you have to, but please do

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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!