Divorce Disaster: Five Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Facing divorce? Here are five common mistakes to avoid in order to make the process as smooth as possible. Being determined to “win” at any cost. Remember that movie War of the Roses? We’ve probably all seen divorcing couples like that. There’s little upside, though, in burning your house down just to get back at your spouse. Fighting over everything gets very expensive. Sometimes it’s hard to remember in the heat of Read More

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

If you’re contemplating divorce, you’re probably overwhelmed with details. Hiring a lawyer may feel like just another in an almost endless stream of task related to your divorce, but it’s one of the most decisions you’ll make in the process. The right lawyer can really help and relieve some of the stress you are facing. So, how do you find the right lawyer? Identify several potential attorneys and interview them. Read More

Miami Divorce Law: Five Tips for a Less Stressful Divorce

Divorce is a stressful, emotional process. If you’re going through divorce, we understand how you feel. But even though divorce will never be a pleasant experience, there are steps that you can take to make it less stressful. Below are five of them: 1. Establish a new, positive direction. Maybe you’d benefit from an evening class, or even going back to school full time. Maybe you and your kids can learn a new skill Read More

How to Choose a Family Attorney

The hiring of an attorney is a difficult decision, made harder by the fact that if you need a family attorney you are going through a difficult time in your life. This guide is meant to help you find the attorney that is best suited to handle your family law case. 1 Consider whether you need an attorney Many family law cases come about because the parties involved stop communicating. Although a majority of family Read More

Child Support Income – Florida Statute 61.30(a)

One of the biggest questions involving the child support statutes in the State of Florida is what is considered income. Well the statute says income is the following: (a) Gross income shall include, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Salary or wages. 2. Bonuses, commissions, allowances, overtime, tips, and other similar payments. 3.  Business income from sources such as self-employment, partnership, close Read More

Adult Name Changes in Florida

When a person is seeking to change their name due to any reasons other than a divorce, the family courts are the place to seek relief. The process itself is fairly simple and involves filing a Petition for Name Change, together with electronic fingerprints. If there are no problems with the background check, the petition goes before a judge in family court that signs a final judgment effectively changing a person's Read More

Minor Child Name Change in Florida

When a parent is seeking to change there child's name due to any reasons, the family courts are the place to seek relief. The process itself is fairly simple and involves filing a Petition for Name Change (Minor Child), together with the petitioning parent's electronic fingerprints. The parents of the child must be in agreement, either by submitting the petition together or by submitting an affidavit of consent. If Read More

How to modify a divorce final judgment.

1 Try to negotiate with the other party. It is always best to approach the former spouse or the other parent and give them an opportunity to work with you on changes to the prior agreement or final judgment. Sometimes the parties can agree and no lawyers or courts need to become involved. 2 If negotiating does not work, determine whether you qualify for a modification. In the State of Florida a child support Read More

What is a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage and Who Can Obtain One in Florida.

A simplified dissolution of marriage refers to a less complicated procedure available under certain circumstances for obtaining a divorce. This process is normally faster than a standard dissolution and for a short term or no asset/liabilities marriage can be beneficial. A husband and wife may obtain a divorce through the simplified dissolution procedure only if ALL of the following conditions are met by both Read More