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Relocation Statute - Can I Move with My Child?

In the State of Florida, we have a statute that deals with relocation. Frequently, we receive calls from parents that want to move out of state with their children and they don't know what they need to do, or if they even can relocate.

Understanding Florida’s stepparent adoption process

If you live in Florida and are part of a blended family, you may have children in your home whom you love and support, even though they may not be biologically yours. While you do not necessarily need a piece of paper that says you are, in fact, a child’s parent to cement your bond, you may find that there are some clear benefits that come with legally adopting your stepson or stepdaughter.

More specifically, once you adopt your stepson or stepdaughter and become his or her legal parent, the child may benefit in the following areas:

Parenting Plans: Important Things to Consider

Parenting Plan.pngA Parenting Plan is required in every family court case involving children. The Parenting Plan is either an agreement entered into by the parents or ordered by the Court at the end of a hearing. Parties can have a temporary parenting plan put in place while the case is in litigation or a final parenting plan by which they are bound once it is raitified, or made into a court order. What goes into a Parenting Plan is important to know and understand.

Top 3 things dads should know about child custody

You are an active father who contributes significantly to the overall well-being of your child. Not only do you financially provide for your kid, but you play an active role in everything from potty training to homework. As your marriage starts coming to an end, you may fear this connection getting lost due to a contentious fight over custody.

It is important to fight for your rights and interests as a divorcing dad. If you want to protect your rights as a dad in Florida, here are some important things you should know. 

Debunking 4 myths about paternity testing

Every year, many women become pregnant without knowing conclusively who the father is. There are a variety of reasons why paternity tests are necessary, such as a partner believing he is not actually the father of the child and should not pay child support as a result. 

Despite the advantages paternity tests can provide, there are numerous myths surrounding the practice. Separate fact from fiction, so you know what steps can help you and your child move on with your lives. 

Can I get a divorce using mediation without lawyers?

pexels-photo-374592.jpegYes, you can get a divorce in Florida without an attorney using a mediator. A mediator is a 3rd party neutral professional who can assist you and your spouse with negotiating an agreement that you and your spouse can both live with to successfully un-couple and move on with separate lives. A mediator, may be an attorney, like the mediators in our office, but they do not function as an attorney in the process. It is not the mediator's role to provide legal advice to you or your spouse or to provide you with feedback about whether or not the agreement you are making is in your best interest. The mediators job is to walk you through the necessary proportions of a divorce and to help both of you negotiate an agreement that they can live with and that makes sense to YOUR individual situation. While we draw on our experiences as an attorney to help provide you with options and ideas, we do not provide legal advice. Our office can then provide you with assistance in filing the documents with the Court and proceeding to obtain a divorce without the assistance of a lawyer.

Temporary Relief

Temporary relief is a common issue. Frequently we have clients that need immediate resolutions prior to a final order in their case, such as child support. Temporary motions are frequently filed with the Court to provide parties with some relief while their case is still pending.

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