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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Tips on How to Make Your Holiday Visitation Schedule

    Every parent wants to share as many special moments with their children as possible, but there are only so many days available and, ultimately, parents will need to find a way to fairly compromise ...

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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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  • Mistakes to Avoid as a Divorcing Father

    Divorce is never an easy experience, given the range of emotions that are often involved and the complexities that are inherently part of dissolving a marriage. For fathers, there are often more ...

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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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  • Step-Parent Privacy in Divorce Proceedings

    Part Two: My Husband’s E x Wants M y Medical Records! Can She Get Them? Litigants who have experienced personal trauma related to the break-up of their family or other tragedies often seek mental ...

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  • Step-Parent Privacy in Divorce Proceedings

    Part One: Can my new husband’s ex come after ME for child support? Many family law litigants worry that the income and assets of their new spouse will be discoverable in court or included in their own ...

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  • Divorce Mistake #9: Creating New Expenses for Yourself

    Don’t Create New Expenses During divorce in Florida, like many other states, you are required to disclose proof of your income and expenses, such as any leases, mortgages, credit cards, cell phone, ...

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  • PSA: How to Survive Hurricane Michael 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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  • Divorce Mistake #8: Purchasing or Leasing a New Vehicle While Going Through a Divorce

    A common divorce mistake many people make is getting a new car while they are pending litigation. Buying a new car can feel like a fresh start or a treat that you deserve. But buying or leasing a ...

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  • How Mediation Can Help Preserve Your Father-Child Relationship

    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 I Get Timesharing in my Administrative Child Support Case?

    The answer to this question used to be a hard no , but Florida Statute 409.2563 has changed the answer to maybe . You can now agree to a timesharing schedule in your administrative support case, but ...

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  • Retroactive Child Support vs. Child Support Arrears: What's the Difference & How Does the State & Federal Government Enforce Them

    Retroactive child support can best be described as “back pay” for a specific period of time before you entered into your child support order (pre-judgment). Under Florida law, the court has the option ...

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  • I Don't Have Any Money-Why Is My Co-Parent Asking Me to Pay Attorney Fees?

    Have you received a paper from your co-parent that requests for you to pay for their attorney’s fees? The letter might say something like: “The Mother has retained an attorney to represent her in ...

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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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  • 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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  • Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: How to Make Sure You Have All Your Proof of Child Support Payments and Credits

    Most clients always say the same thing when asked if they have proof of receipts of payments made directly to the Mother. "I never thought I would have needed that" or "she will admit that I gave her ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 Ways to Save Money On Your Family Law Attorney

    A family law dispute can be a mentally and emotionally draining experience. If you are not prepared, your family law dispute can also become an expensive and costly endeavor to take on. Much of what ...

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  • Tips for Completing Your Florida Financial Affidavit without a Lawyer

    Pursuant to Florida Family Law Rule 12.285, a financial affidavit is required in virtually every family law case. I am of the opinion, along with many other family law practitioners, that it is the ...

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  • Getting divorced? Here are Five Reasons Why Calling your Doctor is as Important as Calling your Lawyer.

    Family medical issues impact and can be impacted by a divorce . But many people forget to consider medical concerns, health-related financial issues, and privacy until too late. Here are five ways to ...

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