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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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    • 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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    • 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 Due to outdated and misplaced stereotypes, dads are often seen as ...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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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