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Category Archives: Family Law


Tips for a Peaceful Divorce

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Divorce is always a challenging time, but it does not always have to involve a long and bitter battle in the courtroom. Even when a divorce results in disputes between the couple, or even among other family members, it is possible to have a peaceful divorce. When couples can avoid unnecessary conflict and resolve… Read More »


What to Know About Parenting Courses During Divorce in Florida

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In Florida, when a couple is getting a divorce and they have children together, they must attend a parenting course before their case can be finalized. The course is a minimum of four hours long and the purpose is to teach parents how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the… Read More »


FAQs About Child Support in Florida

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In Florida, all parents are expected to provide financially for their children, even in the event that the spouses become divorced. Child support is one of the most contentious terms in any divorce. One parent may worry that a judge will order them to pay child support, while the other may become concerned that… Read More »


How to Tell if You Need a Premarital Agreement

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Premarital agreements are not the romance killers they were once thought to be. In fact, they are becoming extremely common today, particularly among millennials that consider marriage only once they are well established in their career. Still, many people think they may need a premarital agreement, but do not want to raise the issue… Read More »


5 Things to Remember if You are Falsely Accused During Divorce

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Florida is a no-fault divorce state, but that does not necessarily mean you will not face certain accusations. Your spouse may accuse you of domestic violence or of having a substance abuse problem in order to secure more favorable terms during the divorce. Divorce is difficult enough, but false accusations only make the entire… Read More »


When is the Right Time to Date After Divorce?

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Reentering the dating world after a divorce is scary for some, but others find the idea very exciting. However, while it is important that you move on in your life and find happiness, it is important to consider that dating could also affect your divorce, even if it is already finalized. To ensure that… Read More »


Common Myths Surrounding Premarital Agreements

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Premarital agreements are becoming more popular in Port St. Lucie, and throughout the state of Florida. However, even with more people signing these agreements today, there are still many myths surrounding them. If you are about to get married, it is important to know these myths, and the truths behind them. Premarital Agreements are… Read More »


Gender No Longer Plays a Role in Alimony and Child Support Decisions

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Historically speaking, the courts typically favored women when it came to matters of child custody, child support, and alimony. Fifty years ago, many more women stayed home to take care of the children and so, if they got a divorce they were usually awarded custody of them. Along with that came child support payments… Read More »


Four Ways to Expedite the Divorce Process

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No one wants to go through a divorce that drags on for months, or even years. Making the decision to get a divorce is difficult but once you do, you likely want to move on with your new life as soon as possible. Too many people think that divorce is going to inevitably be… Read More »


Four Benefits of Resolving Your Divorce During Mediation

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The family courts in Florida are notoriously backlogged, which is why all divorce cases must go through mediation before they enter litigation. During mediation, both parties will meet with their attorneys and a neutral mediator. The role of the mediator is to facilitate communication and compromise between the couple to resolve the issues of… Read More »

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