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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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, satellite ...

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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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Coparenting Through Your Child's Sports and Extracurriculars - It Takes Teamwork

      Fall brings the start of the school year and the start of many sports seasons, especially as children get older. The question becomes how do you navigate staying an active participant in your ...

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    • Prohibition Against Treating Psychologists Performing Forensic Evaluations of Minors for the Purpose of Addressing Custody, Residence or Visitation.

      It is a conflict of interest for a psychologist who has treated a minor or any of the adults involved in a custody or visitation action to perform a forensic evaluation for the purpose of recommending ...

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