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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


Custody Considerations For Florida Parents Of Teenagers

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

It is common knowledge that divorce is often hardest on the children. For infants and toddlers, small children, they may not fully grasp or understand what is happening, only that they are being shuffled between homes if the parents share joint physical custody. For teenagers, the impact is often more profound. Parents might share… Read More »


Navigating A Same-Sex Divorce In Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

It is never easy to know when to quit, and this includes filing for divorce. It can be overwhelming to think about restructuring the fabric of your entire life. This could not be more true for same-sex couples, who fought so hard for the right to legally marry, but now have come to the… Read More »


Navigating The Holidays In The COVID-19 Pandemic As A Blended Family

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

The holidays are quickly approaching. Experts indicate the supply chain is severely limited this year, and now is the time to check off your gift list for friends and family. But what about the COVID-19 pandemic? Is it safe to travel out of state to visit loved ones this year, now that children and… Read More »


Strategies To Prevent And Recognize Elder Abuse

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Barbara’s mom Irene has resided at a local assisted living facility for the past three years. While Barbara wanted to provide full-time caregiving to her mother, her advanced stage dementia required around the clock care that Barbara could not offer because of demands from her full-time job. Before Irene’s diagnosis, she became increasingly aggressive… Read More »


What Is Co-Parent Nesting? Is It Right For Your Family?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Selling the family home and forcing the kids to pack up their belongings, say goodbye to friends and start fresh at a new school can be very difficult. Children are also processing the loss of what they knew previously, and too much change can be hard to accept. Because of this, some parents are… Read More »


What Is A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) And Why Is It Necessary?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

A couple is approaching retirement, but they’ve decided they want to divorce nonetheless. They have been married for 32 years and in that time have amassed three residential properties, a boat, two motorcycles, an IRA, two 401(K)s, a Fidelity Account, CD accounts, off-shore accounts and countless other investments. Now that they want to divorce,… Read More »


Strategies For Coping With The Vindictive, Spiteful Or Menacing Co-Parent

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Angela and Robert had a picture perfect marriage. They met in high school, got married right after graduation, bought a home and started a family. Everything changed once the kids arrived. The fighting and violence only seemed to escalate as the years went by. Robert was convinced Angela was suffering from depression, as she… Read More »


Must An Incarcerated Parent Continue To Pay Child Support In Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Mitchell and Sandra seemed to have it all. A great house, a boat slip, money to travel, and three great kids. Sandra was lucky to stay at home with the children while Mitchell pulled long nights at work as a financial advisor. That was until last year, when Mitchell was arrested for securities fraud…. Read More »


Are Grandparents Entitled To Visitation In Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

A grandparent is so excited to learn of the arrival of a new grandchild to potentially spoil and care for. However, she is less than enthused when her daughter-in-law starts limiting her requests to care for the child in her home, watch the child every Saturday and take the child for outings without mom… Read More »


Navigating Child Custody For The Florida LGBTQIA+ Family

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Although same-sex couples were only able to legally marry a few years ago, they are also able to legally divorce. However, there are additional considerations to discuss if child custody must be determined. Some same-sex couples may have adopted a child together or a couple may have formed a blended family but each party… Read More »

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