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    • What Are The Tax Consequences of Child Support Payments?

      Understanding child support is difficult. Once you understand how child support is calculated, you might begin to wonder how child support affects your taxes. There are various parts of divorce that ...

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    • Is it true that they are getting rid of alimony in Florida?

      Not likely. While the alimony statute has been significantly changed in 2010 and 2011, the changes are not very significant, and in some cases, cause more confusion than before. For those that have ...

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    • When the Judge Is Dead Wrong - How Soon Must I Appeal ?

      So, you made it through the family court system and received a final judgment in your case. And it is not what you wanted, not something you can live with, or an impossibly wrong decision. What can ...

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    • Good News for our Broward Clients: Status Quo Orders are now available in Broward Family Cases

      As of February 21, 2019, the Chief Judge of Broward County, Florida, Jack Tuter, signed and adopted Administrative Order No. 2019-15-UFC. This Administrative Order is a Status Quo Temporary Order in ...

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    • Halloween: Time-Sharing During Minor Holidays

      Because Halloween falls on a different day each year and we usually don’t get the day off work, the holiday often gets overlooked in parenting plans. Anyone who has a son or daughter, though, knows ...

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    • Split Custody and Census 2020: Don’t Let Your Child Be Unaccounted For

      April 1, 2020, is Census Day across the United States, but how do you ensure everyone is accounted for when you have a split custody arrangement? Why does it matter? The Population and Housing Census ...

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    • Good News for our Broward Clients: Status Quo Orders are now available in Broward Family Cases

      As of February 21, 2019, the Chief Judge of Broward County, Florida, Jack Tuter, signed and adopted Administrative Order No. 2019-15-UFC. This Administrative Order is a Status Quo Temporary Order in ...

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    • Keeping that ‘Swag’ in check: The guide on what is proper attire before the Court

      Gucci. Versace. Hermes. Zenga. All popular and high-ticket items to show that your ‘swag’ is beyond control. However, these same items can severely hurt you in the courtroom in the middle of a case. ...

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    • MYTH: Child Support can’t take my IRS refund if I file jointly with my new spouse.

      FACT : Child Support Enforcement CAN take your IRS refund if you are behind on your child support payments— EVEN IF you file jointly with a new spouse. In fact, the IRS does not discriminate between ...

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    • What should I do if I am not getting my daily phone calls with my child?

      How was your day? How was school? I love you. Have a good night. All simple words that you tell your kids, but what happens when you can’t say those words because the other parent won’t let you? Often ...

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    • PSA: How to Survive Hurricane Dorian with Your Co-Parenting Relationship Intact

      Hurricane season is stressful, and the decision of whether to shelter in place or evacuate can be painstaking—even more so when you share a child who may or may not be with you at the time. We at ...

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    • Back to School Tips for Parents Who Are Separated

      Back to school means back to basics. No more flexible schedules and summertime fun. It is back to homework, projects, extracurricular activities, and parent teacher conferences. It is imperative that ...

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    • Split Custody and Census 2020: Don’t Let Your Child Be Unaccounted For

      April 1, 2020, is Census Day across the United States, but how do you ensure everyone is accounted for when you have a split custody arrangement? Why does it matter? The Population and Housing Census ...

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    • PSA: How to Survive Hurricane Dorian with Your Co-Parenting Relationship Intact

      Hurricane season is stressful, and the decision of whether to shelter in place or evacuate can be painstaking—even more so when you share a child who may or may not be with you at the time. We at ...

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    • How to Set Yourself Up for Better Communication with Your Co-Parent

      When going through a separation or divorce from your co-parent it is imperative to keep the line of communication open in a way that (1) minimizes conflict; (2) sets clear boundaries; and (3) puts ...

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    • How Can I Win Court-Ordered Mediation?

      You filed your case; now what’s next? If you are litigating a divorce or paternity action, chances are you will be sent to mediation by your judge. Florida law allows the court to refer cases to ...

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    • The Risks of Using Social Media During Your Divorce

      Social media is part of everyday life for many of us, including men. In fact, many studies reveal that men use various social networking sites as frequently as women, so you need to be careful with ...

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    • MIAMI v. BROWARD: Does it matter where my case is filed?

      Where your case is filed makes a world of difference as to strategy, expediency, and services. Most of the time, you will not have an option as to where to begin your case as there are jurisdictional ...

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    • What You Need to do to Protect Yourself Against Domestic Violence Allegations

      Domestic violence allegations are all too common in family law cases . Injunctions are designed to offer victims of domestic violence legal protection against their alleged perpetrators, and although ...

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    • Pricing at DADvocacy. How Does it Work?

      All of our cases are priced with regard to the following issues: The history of the case, including negative involvement of the Domestic Violence Unit, Department of Children and Families, the police ...

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    • I Am a Good Parent, but Someone Called DCF on Me, What Do I Do?

      First off, calm down. Remember that DCF (the Florida Department of Children and Families) is a governmental agency, but it still must go to Court to be able to take children away from parents. While ...

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    • Split Custody and Census 2020: Don’t Let Your Child Be Unaccounted For

      April 1, 2020, is Census Day across the United States, but how do you ensure everyone is accounted for when you have a split custody arrangement? Why does it matter? The Population and Housing Census ...

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    • What Does 50/50 Timesharing Look Like on Paper?

      When asked what timesharing schedule a client wants, the most common response is, “I want 50/50.” However, most of the time clients do not know what 50/50 timesharing actually looks like. Is it ...

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    • Tips for Fathers: How to Win Child Custody

      Fathers have just as much a right to be a parent to their children as mothers do and, although courts recognize that it is in the best interests of children for both parents to be involved in their ...

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    • Mistakes Fathers Should Avoid Making in a Child Custody Case

      When it comes to divorce, one of the most sensitive matters you will address is child custody. Not only is it a complex legal issue, but it is an emotional one as well, making it easier for mistakes ...

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    • Unbundled Legal Services and How Can it Help you to Save Money

      Did you know that when hiring an attorney, you do not need to hire them to handle your entire case? Unbundled legal services means you can get help where you need and want it most and at a price you ...

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    • Tips for Fathers: How to Win Child Custody

      Fathers have just as much a right to be a parent to their children as mothers do and, although courts recognize that it is in the best interests of children for both parents to be involved in their ...

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    • The Risks of Using Social Media During Your Divorce

      Social media is part of everyday life for many of us, including men. In fact, many studies reveal that men use various social networking sites as frequently as women, so you need to be careful with ...

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    • What should I do if I am not getting my daily phone calls with my child?

      How was your day? How was school? I love you. Have a good night. All simple words that you tell your kids, but what happens when you can’t say those words because the other parent won’t let you? Often ...

      Read More
    • PSA: How to Survive Hurricane Dorian with Your Co-Parenting Relationship Intact

      Hurricane season is stressful, and the decision of whether to shelter in place or evacuate can be painstaking—even more so when you share a child who may or may not be with you at the time. We at ...

      Read More
    • How Can I Win Court-Ordered Mediation?

      You filed your case; now what’s next? If you are litigating a divorce or paternity action, chances are you will be sent to mediation by your judge. Florida law allows the court to refer cases to ...

      Read More
    • A Bartender Explains Divorce Mediation

      Basics: Litigation vs. Mediation To understand mediation, you first need an overview of how courts work. American litigation, at its most basic level, allows two opposing parties to present their ...

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    • Can you be ordered to mediate in Florida?

      Yes, you can absolutely be ordered to mediate your disputes in Florida, however, you cannot be court ordered to agree at mediation. If you and your ex cannot come to a middle ground and find terms you ...

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    • My child support order is from a state which requires support to the age of 21.

      I think we are usually talking about the state of New York, where child support continues until the child’s 21st birthday. Even if you are in Florida, and child support is paid through a State of ...

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    • I have timesharing with my children, but I am to be deployed by the military. What happens now?

      On behalf of the entire DADvocacy team , thank you for service to our country and we wish you a safe tour overseas. There is new law in Florida that provides tremendous protections to you under this ...

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    • Smart changes to child support enforcement in Ohio

      The State of Ohio has passed some smart legislation to ensure that that enforcement mechanisms don’t end up working backwards, and hurting families instead. In 2011, the Ohio legislature tweaked its ...

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    • Establishing Paternity in Florida via DNA Testing

      Every child has the right to two legal parents. Perhaps you are one of the parents – perhaps you are not. If you believe you are the father of a child, or need to prove that you are not, you must ...

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    • Attorney Suttle Shares Prenup Knowledge in October 2018 Issue of American Drycleaner

      Owning a small business, like a drycleaners for example, can bring plenty of stress each day, from attracting new clients to crunching the numbers. Going through a divorce as a small business owner ...

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    • Time to Update Your Prenuptial Agreement

      Prenuptial agreements are supposed to lay out each spouse’s financial expectations before they enter into their marriage. Many couples decide to waive their option to alimony because both people have ...

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    • The Impact of Divorce on Your Restaurant Business

      Perhaps more than any other kind of business, restaurant owners put all of themselves into to their businesses. However, when it comes to divorce , a restaurant is not the same as other assets that ...

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    • I’m Getting Deployed—What About Timesharing?

      Military service adds an extra layer of complication to co-parenting relationships and may interfere with the service member's ability to exercise time sharing consistently. Military service can also ...

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    • If mom tries to relocate with the kids

      What If My Ex Tries To Move The Kids Out Of State? If your spouse or the mother of your child to you tries to move the child out of state, it is critical that you get an action quickly filed in the ...

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    • Establishing Paternity in Florida via DNA Testing

      Every child has the right to two legal parents. Perhaps you are one of the parents – perhaps you are not. If you believe you are the father of a child, or need to prove that you are not, you must ...

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    • What Should I Do If My Ex is Alienating Me From My Children?

      Parental alienation is common in divorces that are rife with conflict. While mothers and fathers are both guilty of this behavior, it is more commonly directed at fathers in an attempt to hinder their ...

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    • Tips to Co-Parent During the Holidays After Divorce

      The holidays are often a hectic and busy time for many of us and, if you are divorced and have children, the challenges will undoubtedly be greater. However, there are ways to effectively co-parent ...

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    • Five Tips for Traveling with Children During Your Timesharing

      Summer is approaching and you’d like to take your children on a vacation. There are many factors to consider post-separation and planning out every summer for the next 18 years all at once can be ...

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