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Blog Posts in 2013

  • 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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  • Breaking News on Equal Time sharing. It Passed, Today, April 18, 2013

    The equal time sharing bill passed the Florida legislature late this afternoon. It calls for equal time sharing by parents to be presumptive law in newly filed cases. Simply put, this is a huge ...

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  • Equal Time sharing Presumption Passed the Florida Senate Yesterday. What This Means

    NOTE: This bill still must clear the House, and it is expected to do so as the early versions of the bill passed the House committees by a large margin. It is also expected that Governor Scott will ...

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  • How the pro-dad movement is pro-mom.

    A recognition that gender-neutral law, doesn’t change perceptions, but a full scale attack on businesses and individuals that denigrate dad to an incapable idiot is needed. Those incapable idiots you ...

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  • Judge, Hearing Officer, General Magistrate, what’s the difference?

    In Florida, Chief Judges of each circuit may appoint General Magistrates and Hearing Officers to help manage the overwhelmingly large case loads of the circuit judges. When a case is appointed to a ...

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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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  • Child Support and the Small Business Owner. Electronic payment is available.

    Child Support can now be paid online by employers who are required to garnish child support. The Florida Clerks of Court now offer online Child Support payments through ww.myfloridacounty.com. ...

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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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  • How long does ongoing child support last?

    Well, that can actually be a tricky question, and has different answers depending on the circumstances: 1) If you have ONE, healthy child: If we are talking about Florida law, for pure child support , ...

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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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  • 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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  • I have two child support cases. How can I reduce or equalize them?

    Be very careful, and get some legal advice with guidelines calculations before you Petition to Modify. If you are successful in reducing your child support in the oldest case (the case with the lowest ...

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  • The judge just appointed a guardian ad litem. What is that and why?

    In cases involving time sharing ( visitation / custody ) the judge may appoint a guardian ad litem, by the judge’s own motion or on request of either parent. The guardian ad litem represents the best ...

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  • Why is my child support so high?

    From time to time, I meet with clients who appear to have a high child support order even when their current income is the same as when child support was set. Often, a high child care expense paid by ...

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  • Who begins a child support case and how? English/Espanol

    There are four different ways a child support case begins. Parent –initiated private case: One parent files a lawsuit against the other, with or without a lawyer in Circuit court Parent-initiated ...

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  • Questions asked by dads this week: lottery winnings, workers comp, mediation and why your ex gets a free lawyer

    Mario asked:Can lottery winnings be garnished for child support arrears? Yes, as long as the amount of winnings is over $600.00. Dania just asked: Can a worker’s compensation claim settlement be ...

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  • Hilarious photos of the Worlds Best Dad, David Engledow

    This funny post is just a gift for my clients. Happy New Year. http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/world-best-father-photographer-pokes-slideshow/

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  • Its divorce season. What about staying together

    Sadly, the holidays end with a season that family law lawyers know all too well. The January phenomenon of a spike in the divorce rate. Before you jump on the trend, dads, consider taking a few weeks ...

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