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What Not to Say to Your Guardian ad Litem

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Aug 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the intricacies of family law can be a challenging journey, especially when it involves child custody disputes and the presence of a guardian ad litem (GAL). A GAL plays a crucial role in advocating for the best interests of the child during legal proceedings. If you find yourself in s...

When Is Divorce Mediation Not Recommended?

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Aug 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a significant life event that can bring about various challenges and decisions. Among the options available for couples seeking to dissolve their marriage, divorce mediation has gained popularity as an alternative to traditional litigation. While mediation can be a constructive and ami...

Contested Divorce vs Uncontested Divorce

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Aug 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a deeply personal and life-altering decision that can bring forth a myriad of emotions, legal complexities, and logistical challenges. As couples navigate the process of ending their marriage, one crucial distinction comes into play: contested and uncontested divorce. These terms may s...

Understanding the 2-2-3 Custody Schedule for Child Custody

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jul 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody arrangements play a vital role in co-parenting dynamics, with various schedules designed to cater to different family needs. One such arrangement gaining popularity is the 2-2-3 custody schedule. In this article, we will explore what a 2-2-3 custody schedule entails, how it works, a...

Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jul 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child support is a legal obligation designed to ensure the financial well-being of a child. When a parent fails to meet their child support obligations, serious consequences can arise. One common question that arises is whether you can go to jail for not paying child support. In this article, we ...

What Does Child Support Cover? All You Need to Know

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jul 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

What does child support cover in Florida? Does child support cover extracurricular activities? What does child support not cover? Child support is a crucial aspect of family law that aims to ensure the financial well-being and proper care of children. When parents separate or divorce, the noncust...

Reasons a Judge Will Deny Relocation in Florida

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jul 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Relocation cases involving child custody can be complex and emotionally charged. Whether it's a parent seeking to relocate with their child or contesting a relocation request, understanding the factors that influence a judge's decision is crucial. In Florida, family courts prioritize the best int...

Paternity Fraud: Lying in a Birth Certificate

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jun 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

What happens if you find out your kid isn't yours? Can someone who is not the biological father sign the birth certificate? Does signing a birth certificate establish paternity? The birth of a child is a significant event, and signing the birth certificate is often seen as an official acknowledgm...

Stop Paying Child Support: All You Need To Know

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jun 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Can the mother cancel child support? Can parents agree to no child support? Does the state pay child support if the father doesn't? Child support is a complex and sensitive, and ceasing payment even more. While it is important to fulfill your financial obligations to support your child, there may...

Changing A Minor's Name in Florida: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Changing a child's name is a significant decision that requires navigating through legal processes and adhering to specific procedures. Whether you're considering a name change for your child due to divorce, adoption, or personal reasons, understanding the steps involved is crucial. In this compr...

Custody In Same-Sex Marriages or Divorces

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | May 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Same-sex marriages have been legal in Florida since 2015 and they are handled much in the same way as a heterosexual marriage or divorce is handled. In this blog article, we will delve into the intricacies of custody in same-sex marriages or divorces, exploring the legal landscape, key considerat...

What Are The Different Types of Alimony in Florida?

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | May 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the complexities of divorce is an emotionally challenging journey, and one critical aspect that often arises is the issue of alimony. In the state of Florida, alimony serves as a means to provide financial support to a spouse who may face economic hardships following the dissolution of...

Can I establish a child custody agreement without court?

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | May 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

When parents separate or divorce, one of the most critical issues they must resolve is child custody. A child custody agreement outlines how the parents will share responsibility for their children and make decisions about their welfare. This agreement is crucial as it not only impacts the childr...

Understanding Child Support in Florida

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | May 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the complexities of child support can be overwhelming for parents facing the challenges of separation or divorce. The financial responsibility of supporting your children is not only a legal obligation but also a vital aspect of ensuring their well-being and providing for their needs. ...

Major Reasons a Judge Will Change Custody

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Apr 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody is a sensitive issue that often arises in family law cases. The court's primary concern in a child custody case is the best interests of the child. However, circumstances can change over time, and it may become necessary to modify a custody order. In this article, we will explore th...

How to get a passport for a minor as an unmarried parent

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Feb 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Getting a passport for your child should be an easy thing to do, unless there is a parent who is refusing to sign a consent for obtaining the same. When you apply for a passport, the child's birth certificate is required to be attached to that application which shows who the legal parents are of ...

How to Get Emergency Custody of a Minor

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jan 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

There are many situations where one might need to file an emergency motion with the court concerning a child's welfare.  An emergency motion for immediate custody of a child can only be filed if there is a genuine crisis issue at stake concerning a child. Keep reading to learn in which cases it's...

Change Child’s Last Name on Birth Certificate

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are multiple reasons why a parent may want to obtain a new name for their child. No matter what reason a parent has for a child name change, there is a process you will need to go through to obtain a new name for your child. In this blog, we will cover how to change a child's last name and ...

Court Ordered Paternity Test Without a Lawyer

Posted by LEISA WINTZ | Jul 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Establishing paternity is more than just taking a paternity test and it's important for various reasons. However, complications can arise when the alleged father does not want to participate in the process of finding out if they are the father of the child or children. In this blog article, we'll...

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