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Pregnant

Do Gestational Surrogates Have Parental Rights?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Since the first reported child conceived from a cryopreserved embryo was born in 1984, courts have been grappling with how to define paternity and parental rights in light of scientific innovation. Fortunately, a few years ago, the Florida Legislature enacted provisions that specifically apply to paternity-related issues in situations that involve in vitro fertilization…. Read More »

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Financial Disclosures in Family Law Matters

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When couples file for divorce or are involved in a dispute regarding their children, the parties are required to exchange certain financial information. Knowing which documentation must be submitted can be difficult, so if you want to ensure that you comply with all court rules regarding financial disclosures, you should consider retaining an experienced… Read More »

Grandparents

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Up until a few years ago, it was almost impossible for grandparents to obtain visitation of their grandchildren if the child’s parents were divorced. In 2015, however, the Florida Legislature passed a law that specifically provides for grandparent visitation in certain situations. Unfortunately, despite the enactment of these changes, it is still an uphill… Read More »

Prenup

Are There Limits to What I Can Put in My Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements remain one of the best ways for couples to ensure that their property and assets are distributed properly and fairly in the event of a divorce. While these agreements allow the parties to include details about how specific assets will be handled upon divorce, there are certain things that cannot… Read More »

Guardianship

What is a Guardian ad Litem?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While many couples are able to reach out-of-court divorce settlements regarding issues like child custody or visitation, or are otherwise able to amicably dissolve their marriages, this is not always possible. This can have serious consequences when a couple’s child is caught in the crossfire, so in an effort to avoid this, courts are… Read More »

FatherSon

New Parenting Plan Law Goes Into Effect

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Last summer, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 590 into law. This bill, which went into effect on January 1st, allows the Department of Revenue to provide parents with a proposed Standard Parenting Time Plan during divorce proceedings. To find out whether the Standard Parenting Time Plan is the best fit for your family,… Read More »

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Child Custody-Related Emergencies

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It is not uncommon for divorced parents to butt heads over child custody-related issues. Whether it involves wanting to change a parenting time schedule or having differing opinions on child rearing methods, these disputes can take a serious emotional toll on the parties involved, as well as their children. Having a court-approved parenting plan… Read More »

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Disestablishing Paternity

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When a child is born to a married couple, the husband is automatically presumed to be the child’s father. While many fathers are happy to be parents, the designation can become complicated if an individual discovers that he may not be the child’s biological father. In these cases, the man may wish to disestablish… Read More »

Dissolution

Annulling a Marriage in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While many people believe that divorce is the only way to dissolve a marriage, the reality is that in certain situations a relationship can be legally dissolved through the process of annulment. However, an annulment can only be declared when a marriage in question never actually legally existed, while valid existing marriages must be… Read More »

Consent

Who can Make Medical Decisions for a Child?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child custody is broken down into two parts, physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to the actual amount of time each parent spends with a child. Parents who have joint custody of their children, for example, would share roughly equal time with them. Legal custody, on the other hand, involves the authority… Read More »

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