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What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

You’ve probably heard of family lawyers before, but you might be unclear on exactly what they do. Many family attorneys spend a considerable amount of their time on divorce cases, which can involve the division of assets and liabilities, alimony (spousal support), child support, parental responsibility (custody), and time-sharing (visitation). It’s important to note, however, that divorce is just one

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What’s the Difference Between Collaborative Divorce & Mediation?

What’s the Difference Between Collaborative Divorce & Mediation?

If you’re involved in a divorce, you’ve probably heard the terms “collaborative divorce” and “mediation.” While both involve voluntarily settling a case outside of the traditional courtroom setting, they’re actually quite different. Collaborative Divorce Collaborative Divorce is a process for handling a divorce outside of the court system. Both parties are represented by independent attorneys who are collaboratively trained and

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How to Choose a Divorce Attorney

How to Choose a Divorce Attorney

If you’ve decided that you want to divorce your spouse, or your spouse has told you that he or she wants a divorce, one of the first things you should do is hire a divorce lawyer. Divorces can be incredibly messy, and having an experienced advocate on your side will ensure that your interests are being protected throughout the proceedings.

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How to Plan for a Divorce

How to Plan for a Divorce

Most people who enter marriage don’t expect it to end in divorce. Unfortunately, a large percentage of married couples ultimately decide to go their separate ways. Once you or your spouse suggests a divorce, there are certain steps that you’ll need to take to protect your interests moving forward. Here are some tips on how to plan for a divorce:

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Garnishment of Alimony

Garnishment of Alimony

In Pasco County we see a fair number of alimony cases.  A common question is, “Can alimony payments be garnished?”  Not only can garnishment be used as a way to enforce domestic support payments such as child support, it can also be used to make a person to pay their alimony obligation by having the paying spouse’s (obligor) employer provide

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Child Support Obligations of Unmarried Fathers

Child Support Obligations of Unmarried Fathers

UPDATE TO BLOG POST.  Since the original posting of this article, the law has changed. It is permissible, now, to consider informal parenting schedules when establishing the child support amount in support-only cases.  This is a welcome change for those fathers who have been exercising substantial parenting time without a parenting plan and who have been paying child support as

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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, New Port Richey, Pinellas County, Palm Harbor County, Trinity County ,Hernando County and all Hillsborough Counties. Let us help you today!