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Why Adopt a Stepchild?

Why Adopt a Stepchild?

Many stepparents think of their stepchildren as if they were their own. If that’s the case for you, you may have thought about wanting to adopt your stepchild. Of course, you and your family will need to decide whether adoption is the right choice for your specific circumstances, but in general, adopting a stepchild offers a number of wonderful benefits.

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How to Get More Visitation Time With My Child

How to Get More Visitation Time With My Child

Visitation (referred to as “time-sharing” in Florida) can be an emotionally charged matter. If you feel that your existing time-sharing schedule isn’t conducive to growing your relationship with your child, you may be wondering how to go about getting more time. If you approach your child’s other parent about increasing your visitation rights and he or she agrees to the

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What Is Child Support Meant to Cover?

What Is Child Support Meant to Cover?

If you’ve been ordered to pay a certain amount of child support each month (or if you’re the parent who’s receiving child support), you may be wondering exactly what these payments are intended to cover. In broad terms, child support is meant to help pay for everything that’s required to raise a child. Child support orders will vary from one

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How Much Does Collaborative Divorce Cost?

How Much Does Collaborative Divorce Cost?

More and more divorcing couples are turning to collaborative divorce because of the many advantages it offers over traditional divorce litigation. One of these benefits is that collaborative divorce is significantly less expensive than a traditional divorce. Here are a few reasons why: Traditional divorces typically take longer than collaborative divorces, which means that the attorneys will be billing more

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How Long After Being Served Divorce Papers Do You Have to Respond?

How Long After Being Served Divorce Papers Do You Have to Respond?

If you were just served divorce papers, you might be tempted to stick them in a drawer and try to forget about them. It’s certainly understandable that you might feel this way—being served divorce papers can be devastating for even the strongest of people, and it’s especially upsetting if you didn’t know the papers were coming—but unfortunately you don’t have

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How to Protect Assets Before a Divorce

How to Protect Assets Before a Divorce

If you and your spouse have talked about getting divorced, or if you’ve been considering the possibility on your own, you’re probably feeling very overwhelmed. Divorce is one of the most difficult things that a person can endure, so it’s only natural that you’d be dealing with a number of emotions right now. While it’s certainly important to process your

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