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Category Archives: Family Law

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Who Retains Interspousal Gifts After Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that divorcing couples must divide all of their marital property in an equitable, or fair manner before their divorce can be finalized. In some cases, determining what qualifies as marital property is a simple process. However, this is not always true, so if you and your… Read More »

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Don’t Forget to Include These Important Details in Your Parenting Plan

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Under Florida law, all divorcing couples who share minor children are required to create a parenting plan detailing how parenting time and decision making responsibility will be divided between the parties upon dissolution of their marriage. In fact, a divorce will only be finalized when these plans are approved by the courts, so if… Read More »

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Collecting Overdue Child Support in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, parenthood comes with certain legal rights and obligations. For instance, barring allegations of abuse or criminal activity, a parent has the right to visitation with his or her child. However, parenthood also comes with the obligation to financially support a child at least until he or she reaches the age of majority…. Read More »

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The Advantages of Collaborative Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The process of dissolving a marriage is notorious for being emotionally taxing for all parties involved, especially for those who have children. While the traditional setting for many divorces is the courtroom, other options that involve out-of-court negotiations have become increasingly popular in Florida. Collaborative divorce in particular has saved divorcing parties both time… Read More »

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Safeguarding Digital Assets with a Prenuptial Agreement

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although entering into a prenuptial agreement isn’t always seen as the most romantic or hopeful way to start a marriage, the reality is that these types of contracts are one of the best ways that a couple can avoid potential difficulties with dividing marital property or paying spousal support in the future. This is… Read More »

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Amending a Time-Sharing Order While an Appeal is Pending

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Recently, one of Florida’s appeals courts issued an opinion on the appellate jurisdiction process of family law proceedings that could have an important impact on similar cases going forward. To find out more about how this decision could affect your own case, please contact a member of our dedicated child custody legal team today…. Read More »

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When Parents Cannot Agree on Their Child’s Education

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Dissolving a marriage can raise a host of complicated issues for parents when it comes to raising their children in post-divorce life. For instance, in one recent case, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal was asked to resolve a disagreement between two parents with shared parenting responsibilities who could not agree on where their… Read More »

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Why Your Petition to Disestablish Paternity Could be Denied

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When a child’s legal father who is paying child support learns new information relating to the paternity of the child, it is not uncommon for that individual to begin the process of disestablishing paternity, which starts with the filing of a petition with the court. If the request is granted, the child’s father would… Read More »

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Voluntary Declarations of Paternity

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

There are a number of ways for a child’s biological father to declare paternity, one of which is to complete a voluntary declaration. Completing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity is an option often chosen by fathers who are unmarried to the mother of their child, as it provides the legal benefits and rights of… Read More »

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Right of First Refusal

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Our day to day lives rarely go according to plan. For this reason, Florida family law courts created something known as the right of first refusal, which applies when one parent is unable to care for a child during a scheduled visit. In these cases, the parent with the conflict must first ask the… Read More »

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