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Things You Should Know About Prenups

One thing that makes news every time a celebrity marries or gets divorced is prenups, also known as prenuptial agreements. This makes one believe that only the rich and famous need such an agreement. However, the truth is that many ordinary people also choose to get a prenup. It should be made with the counsel […]

What You Should Know About Retroactive Child Support

The state of Florida holds both parents responsible for the well being and upbringing of the child. The court can ask the non-custodial parent to pay portion of expenses incurred before the divorce or child support payment was finalized. This is known as retroactive child support. You should talk your child support attorney Fort Lauderdale […]

Divorce Cases Involving Domestic Violence

What happens in divorce cases involving domestic violence? Marital domestic violence is unfortunately still quite common and an overwhelming number of them affect women and children. To escape from such a marriage, divorce is the most prudent recourse. It is best to meet a Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer to find the most prudent way of […]

Child Support — When Your Ex Does Not Pay

The courts fix child support based on various factors like income, health insurance costs, applicable deductions, and parental responsibility. Any change in child support must be approved by the court. If your ex has stopped paying his/her share, you can enforce child support with the help of the court and a child support attorney Fort […]

Modifying Child Support

Child support is not a definitive final document. It is subject to change as circumstances change. The aim of child support is to secure the wellbeing of the child. If financial circumstances change, the court can revisit the order. You should hire a paternity attorney Fort Lauderdale to represent you in court. A lawyer can […]

Divorce Documents You Should Prepare Beforehand

If you are considering a divorce, the first thing you need to do is gather important documentation. This will make the job of your Ft Lauderdale divorce attorney easier, and you can also preempt any attempts by your spouse to remove important papers. The documents you will need will pertain to your personal details as […]

Five Things You Need To Know About Your Child Support

I started out as a child support attorney in the Attorney General’s office, representing the Department of Revenue. I learned so much from being a child support attorney, and wanted to share some of that information with my readers. Here’s what I think are the top five issues about your child support obligation. 1. You […]

Top 5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Divorce

1. Talk to Your Child After learning about their parents’ separation/divorce many kids think, what did I do wrong? Did I not clean my room well enough so Daddy or Mommy is now leaving? Am I the reason Mommy and Daddy fight all the time? Does (insert which ever parent is leaving the home) not […]

What You Need to Know about Florida Adoption, Part One

I’m not going to lie, the adoption process in Florida can be simple or it can get very complicated. I will break down all you need to know about the process in this two part article. Part one, is going to discuss the process from the beginning to consent. Part two will discuss the different […]

Family Mediation: What should I expect??

Mediation is a chance for both sides to come to the table in a neutral setting and allow a third party person – the mediator – assist in helping the parties come to an agreement about their differences. The parties usually meet face to face either at the courthouse or in someone’s office, depending on […]