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Blog Posts in 2019

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DADvocacy™ Law Firm Opens New Office Location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    You already know that DADvocacy™ Law Firm is the trusted name in fathers’ rights advocacy throughout Miami. But did you know you can also count on us for family law and divorce representation in Fort ...

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  • CHILD SUPPORT MYTH #6

    YOU WILL ALWAYS PAY EXACTLY what the child support guidelines recommend. FACT: Not necessarily. While the child support formula must be calculated to determine the starting point, Judges, General ...

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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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  • Can I Relocate With My Child After a Divorce?

    After going through a divorce, the lives of parties tend to endure several changes, especially when it comes to their living situations. Since you will have to part ways, one party might remain in the ...

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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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  • Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Lose my Job?

    The short answer is: yes. A child support order remains in effect even if you are unemployed. Losing your job is a very difficult and stressful time for you and your family, but child support payments ...

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  • Why Does My Ex-Wife Get a Free Child Support Lawyer?

    Fathers in divorce are often blindsided by just how much a family law court can be tilted out of their favor, simply for being a man. Due to outdated and misplaced stereotypes, dads are often seen as ...

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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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  • 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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  • Child Custody and Visitation Rights for Unmarried Fathers

    Regardless if a child’s parents were married when he or she was born, biological fathers have a right to seek child custody or visitation rights. Much like any other child custody decision, the best ...

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