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Five Issues Same Sex Couples Should Address In Florida Parenting Plans

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Devising a parenting and time sharing plan that works can be difficult for any couple, but there are unique issues which should be addressed in cases involving same sex couples and divorce.  While Florida has come a long way in advancing LGBT rights, other areas of the nation still lag behind. A court order… Read More »


Making A Positive Impact Through Your Will

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Contemplating your own mortality and discussing estate planning is something most people do not look forward to, but it is an important part of making sure those you care about are provided for. Regardless of the amount of money or property you possess, it is vitally important to have a legal, valid will in… Read More »


Dating, Divorce, And Children

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Depending on the circumstances surrounding your marriage, your breakup, and your upcoming divorce, you likely fall into one of two categories when it comes to your thoughts on dating. In the first category are those people who are content to be alone for the moment, either to enjoy single life or to allow time… Read More »


The Benefits of Adopting An Older Child or Teenager In Florida

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When most parents consider adopting a child, they often envision an infant rather than an older child or teen. The fact is that there are plenty of children currently in the Florida foster care system, in need of adoptive parents who can provide the love and support their biological mother and father could not…. Read More »


Issues Older Adult Couples Should Address In A Prenuptial Agreement

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If you are lucky enough to have found love later in life or are an older adult couple who has lived together for years prior to tying the knot, there are special considerations you may want to address in a prenuptial agreement. While often maligned as being unromantic or a precursor to divorce, the… Read More »


Get Your Fair Share Of Marital Assets In A Florida Divorce

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During Florida divorce proceedings, a major issue that needs to be resolved concerns dividing property, assets, and debts accumulated over the course of your married life. Whether you and your spouse come to your own agreement or require a judge to decide these matters, making a thorough list of any property or financial accounts… Read More »


The Florida Probate Process and How To Avoid It

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Probate is one of those topics that is rarely talked about in general conversation. As it involves settling the estate of someone who has passed away, you may not even be aware that there is a specific process for handling such things until you are either directly or indirectly involved with it. Unfortunately, ignoring… Read More »


The Pros and Cons of Open Adoption

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Adopting a child is a life changing decision, with a variety of factors to consider and numerous details to attend to. One of these is deciding the type of adoption you want. In a closed adoption, the adoptive parents have no contact with the birth mother or father, and may not even be aware… Read More »


Advantages For Same Sex Couples in Filing For Separate Maintenance Before A Divorce

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In Florida, there is no such thing as a legal separation. However, filing a petition for separate maintenance can often achieve some of the same results, in terms of property division and matters impacting children. Rather than filing for divorce, having to meet state divorce requirements, and permanently dissolving your marriage, a separation agreement… Read More »


Simple Ways Recently Wed Same-Sex Couples Can Update Their Estate Plans

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For recently wed couples and even those who have been legally married for several years, enjoying your present life together is likely to take priority over planning for your future. While it is understandable to not want to contemplate your own death or that of your partner, estate planning helps to make sure any… Read More »

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