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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.

Top 5 things you should know about divorce mediation

One option you may not be aware of if you are thinking about divorce in the Broward and Miami-Dade areas is mediation. If you believe your marriage is beyond repair and want to minimize the impact of your decision on everyone, divorce mediation is an option that can help you achieve those goals and more. 

Bear in mind that mediation is not for everyone who is contemplating divorce. It works best when both partners are actively involved and invested in achieving an outcome that benefits everyone. Before you decide if mediation is the right choice for your separation, here are five things you should know about it. 

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