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What Is Bridge-the-Gap Alimony?

What Is Bridge-the-Gap Alimony?

Chances are good that you’ve heard the term “alimony” before, but did you know that there are various different kinds of alimony, each of which serves a distinct purpose? One such type, known as “bridge-the-gap” alimony, is designed to help the dependent spouse with legitimate, identifiable short-term needs as he or she transitions from being married to being single. For

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How Does a Divorce Work With a Child?

How Does a Divorce Work With a Child?

Divorce is hard to begin with, but it’s especially complicated when it involves a child or multiple children. Even a divorce that doesn’t involve a child presents many issues, such as how to divide assets and liabilities, and whether to award alimony. But when a divorcing couple shares a child, the court must also determine how to divide parental responsibility

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What Happens if You Don’t Respond to Divorce Papers?

What Happens if You Don’t Respond to Divorce Papers?

If you’ve received divorce papers, you’re probably feeling a wide range of emotions, which is completely understandable. While you should certainly give yourself time to process your feelings, it’s of utmost importance that you timely respond to the divorce papers. If you don’t respond to these papers, the court may proceed without your participation, enter a default judgment against you,

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What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

True to its name, the term “uncontested divorce” refers to a divorce where nothing is contested (disagreed upon). That means that the divorcing spouses have to agree on every aspect of the split, including alimony and the division of marital property. And if the couple shares children, the spouses also have to agree on parental responsibility (custody), time-sharing (visitation), and

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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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